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Nearly a first


For the first time in a Janathon or Juneathon I very nearly didn’t run today. My ribs/side is still painful and after a trip to the shops when I found walking uncomfortable and driving painful I had to contemplate that going for a run was not a good idea.

I got home and decided that 100 squats or something similar would have to do for my Janathon exercise today.  I did 20 and remembered why I don’t much like squats. I also couldn’t settle to write anything on my blog unless I’d run so in the end I got my kit on, forgot about sensible and went out for a little run to see how it was. At least I’d know for definite if I am able to race tomorrow.

The first mile was fine and although it was an easy pace it was a bit faster than yesterday. It then started to get uncomfortable so I cut it short and headed for home.  Running will have to be limited to a slow two or three miles for a few more days and I won’t be running my 10K tomorrow morning.  The good news is that I have just worked out my 16 week marathon training plan and it doesn’t start until 14th January so I have another week in hand!

Now to cheer myself up for having to miss a race I’m off to sign up for some more spring marathon build up races.  Any suggestions?

Janathon day 5.  2.2 miles run, 20 squats!

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

7 thoughts on “Nearly a first

  1. KIngston 16, Worthing or Finchley 20,

  2. take it easy ok x

  3. Gotta go with the flow when you’re injured.What marathon plan are you following?

  4. Glad to see that you are trying to take it easy despite the frustation. Seems like the sofa is a very dangerous place!

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