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!