I'm a bit ashamed of the gap between my last blog post and this one. I quite often think about what I want to write while I am running, but on arrival home I am met with a barrage of small children with homework/laundry/food issues that need dealing with, and the ideas just slip away, until I am out again. It is a vicious circle, and until I learn to blog on the run it is unlikely to be resolved!
I have been running. Quite a bit in fact. Parkrun's have been completed, some interval training has been done at my new gym, and shorts and running singlets have made a welcome return to my running attire! I still maintain that running is a great, effortless way to get a tan - no worrying about turning over, you just keep running and tan beautifully.
I'm still a bit achey a week later, so have taken it easy. I didn't miss parkrun though! All things considered, I had a good run on Saturday, only 2 seconds slower than last week. The weather was lovely, such a change from the constant drizzle that marked our 200th Basingstoke parkrun.
Today I went out for a longish run. Only 6.3 miles, but plenty far enough considering all the aches and pains I am still suffering. It was beautiful. Sunny and warm, but with a fresh breeze that made running a pure joy, I took it very slowly. I don't want to risk not being able to do the Olympic Run next Saturday! I don't really care how slowly I do those 5 miles - it will be enough to have been part of it.
In other news, I have started contributing at the parkrunfan blog. Only one blog entry by me there so far, but there'll be more soon. I'm going to try hard not to duplicate things too much - but a little repetition is inevitable I suppose.