Braver than me Tricia ! Hope it all heels up nicely now, sounds like you did the right thing.
I have been hiding out at the allotment all afternoon . My scaffold boards got delivered that I have been waiting for, straight up to the site, so I can build my raised beds now properly. Had a good weeding session, planted some peas out, and then carried 5x 4m long planks down to the plot . Arms knackered now, but very happy, next job - build the beds .
Hope everyone is enjoying this bit of sun, even if it is blowing a gale!
Short run today, it lured me out in the sun, only to get 5mins in and then it pished it down . Good Easter weather!
I have to go to a 50th wedding Aniv on Sunday, so need to make sure I get a run in before, as its gonna be stressful I can sense it . Too many family shenanigans and last minute planning going on as the 'recipients' insisted they didn't want anything, no fuss, just a quiet lunch with a couple of folk, and then yesterday the feckers announced they want the all singing all dancing family party !!! Yes because that is really easy to organise with 3 days notice!!!
Had a good steady run at Glasgow to Edinburgh on Saturday, 55m on canal. Good test for kit and food.
Pished it down in usual Glasgow drizzly fashion at the start and along the Forth and Clyde canal which was very muddy in places, and then as soon as I had passed through the long tunnel at the Falkirk Wheel and onto the Union canal the sun came out . So a very pleasant 2nd half along leafy banks, through a scary dark tunnel and over some high aqueducts where I tried not to look down too much, but the fear of falling in (or over the side!) at least kept me awake !
A good day out, legs recovering well and feeling good. Couple more easy days of short walks and pottering on my allotment should bring the legs back into line without getting too knackered.
Hope everyone else is enjoying the Spring. It is still freezing up here but at least the sun is out occasionally!
G2E fitted really well timing wise for me this year, (and good practice for running that far on the flat ), but otherwise I would have probably done the Fling again. It might not have the glamour of the WHW but there is something quite satisfying about running between two Cities . It was really well organised and very friendly, relaxed, and good discipline-wise for pacing run/walk, so it ticked the right boxes. Doing it once is probably enough though .
The guy I ran most of the last 30m with had done lots of endurance 'challenge' type events, 24hr kayaking, cycling around Europe etc, but no ultra running, so I had quite an entertaining afternoon, a) keeping him running, b) comparing insane distances and c) getting ideas for doing events I probably shouldn't .
Well done on the sponsorship FFB .
Couple of hours pottering at the allotment this morning, because tomato plants do not care if you have sore legs .