Lack of running :(

I feel like I no longer know how to run!  :(  Seriously, I took four days off last week after the marathon, and I’ve ended up with another five non-running days this week after picking up whatever horrible-crazy-puking virus I got this week!  I aim to run four-five days per week, not take that many days off!!!

Luckily(!), tomorrow Kev has agreed to run me across 20 miles of trail after he made me promise I would be at his no later than 6:50am in my running clothes and ready to go!  And if I survive the 20 miles on two weeks of limited training tomorrow I can run a further 15 on Sunday morning bright and early!

Nope, I’m not trying to kill myself, but just getting ready for the 35 mile ultra I’ve booked myself in for in a fortnight’s time.  This weekend won’t be at a very high speed, – more of a laugh with a bunch of guys from my running club checking out the course over two sessions.  Or at least, that’s what I’m hoping for!

My stomach still isn’t back to 100% and when it was churning this morning at 5am loud enough and uncomfortable enough to wake me I did have a little panic about whether or not I could run tomorrow but I figure, it’s supposed to be for fun.  Tomorrow’s not race day, I know everybody I’m running with (all guys, all much faster than me) and if it is too much I’ll just head home again.  (Or sit on the floor in a sulk refusing to move until they pick me up and carry me the rest of the way)(<<That’s never going to happen!)

Tomorrow is going to be a rather busy day.  6:50am to Kev’s with the aim of dropping a car off at the far end of the route beforehand and actually heading back to start the run for 8am.  20 mile run, pick cars up and head home.  Shower, change, head to Dan’s sister’s house for Dan’s nephew’s first birthday.


…Obviously he no longer looks like this!  This was the day he was born.

Then we are off to our friends Vick and Alex’s for a Eurovision Party.  I’ve got Ireland.  Dan drew Russia.  Any ideas on an Irish and Russian dish we could take?… Help!

8 thoughts on “Lack of running :(

  1. Good luck for your run(s) over the week-end!

    Hmm, all I can think of with regard to food would be soda bread and colcannon for Ireland and Borscht for Russia…other than that I’m stumped!


    1. Thanks for the good luck! I made Run #1 at least!
      I ended up going with an Irish stew for my dish and diced up some lamb and lots of fresh veg. Can’t go wrong with a stew! I’d not heard of colcannon before and just Googled it for a pic. I like the sound of it, although if I told Dan a dish had cabbage in it it would put him right off! I wish he wasn’t so fussy!

  2. What about brownies made with guinness? Or guinness chocolate cake – that is Irish right?
    No idea about russia at all. Vodka?
    You will get there with your running- your body is just tired after doing a marathon and then being ill- your legs will remember what to do once they get their energy back.
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    1. I didn’t think about dessert or anything with guinness! Utter fail! Is brownies made with guinness even possible?! I must look this up! Vodka was indeed part of Dan’s dish!
      Fingers crossed my legs have a good memory in two weeks time!…

    1. That’s the problem! I had a break when I went on a month long school trip last Summer with work. I ran a few times whilst I was away but didn’t really train. My running was so much better when I returned! I think a couple of weeks off here and there actually does a great deal of good. Don’t stress over running!!!

  3. Don’t feel too bad about missing some days! You definitely need some rest after any marathon since they are freaking hard. It’s been over 3 weeks since my last marathon and my first run was today. So you’ll get back into to it!
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    1. Yeah, I think my body is telling me to rest up! I am so terrified that I will end up going backwards with my training but definitely need to listen to my body more often. Hope your first run back went well. :)

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