In fact... I'm even experimenting with being grown up about my running. Y'know... doing strengthening exercises, stretching, cross training... and even did fartlekky stuff this evening. It was kinda fun. There's something a bit insane as a grown up running as fast as you can, then slowing as you try to stop yourself from haemorrhaging a lung or giving yourself some kind of crazy hernia from the effort of it all. Okay, so kids don't have that problem when they're racing about. But as a grown up, it's freeing to just give it some welly every so often!
And part of me is relieved to see that my pace is returning to more where it was before I went and hurt my knee. I'd begun to doubt whether I could run at that pace anymore... but tonight it was 7 minute something mile average and it was fun. No parkrun tomorrow as I am still kinda scared about pushing it and hurting myself. When does the fear start to ease up after you've injured yourself?! At least there's enough fun for the fear not to be eating into my head too much!
And enough tea to make everything alright! Hooray!! :D
Geeky stats stuff
|Avg Pace:||7:47 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||12 ft|