In my last post I was talking about writing plans. This week I’m talking about running.
It’s been a choppy year. I’ve had knee trouble and the odd cold and a lot of travelling and between them I’ve lost a lot of fitness. Again and again I’ve had to start building my fitness back up, chasing to get to the place I was at around March.
I lost a lot of confidence in my knee which seemed to keep giving out. I dropped out of a half marathon in April and was struggling to run for more than about fifteen minutes.
Things were not looking good until I made a discovery. I was poised to see a specialist and to consider changing the name of this site* when I realised that the problems had started on a long run just after I’d bought some new trainers.
I tried on my old trainers and voila, all is well! ** That's what I get for letting the Bean pick my new ones (he wanted me to get ones with green shiny bits).
I’ve built back up to 10K and, all being well, I think I’ll go for a half marathon in September. Anybody care to join me? ***
*The new one would be called: Write Pete, Write! I’d eat a lot more chocolate.
**Apart from my fitness, that’s still pretty ropey.
***Jose, Tom, Jack? I’m looking at you.