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Probably best not to …

… finish your run/walk session this morning with an UPHILL!  Note to self – plan ahead.

In fact, there were 2 uphill run sessions in this morning’s effort.  I suppose I need to get on with them – can’t avoid them forever.

I was out the door for just after 8am, not bad after a second night of little sleep.  The first couple of runs were draggy but after that I got into my stride.  Really thought I’d gone further than last time, but not quite.  Gonna blame the hills  😉

The new t-shirt is just the job.  Loose enough not to constrict but not so loose as to cause chafing.

That felt good

The aches and pains of the past couple of days were gone so by 8.30 this morning I was all kitted up and out the door.  I chose a flat route, a mere 16 feet of elevation change according to mapmyfitness, and an easy run 1 minute/walk 1 minute 30 (12 times for a total of 30 minutes.  I managed to cover 2.26 miles.  I then spent another 25+ minutes on my post-run stretches, so hopefully the aches won’t come back to haunt me.

There’s been a downside to all this fitness stuff (strictly first world problem lol).  My beloved “run addict” t-shirts, which used to be snug, are now impossible to get on.  I leave to your imagination the fun and games involved trying to get one off again (if you do manage to get it on) after a good run session!  So off to Absolute Running I go this morning.

All this exercising has changed my posture.  I now stand tall with my shoulders back instead of stooped and round shouldered.  When running I stride out more instead of shuffling along.

Now all I have to do is work out how to get water out of the little bottles on my water belt.  I pulled up the valve-thing and sucked like a baby, barely getting a drop.  In the end I took the lid off, during walk phases, and got my fill that way.

New start, new shoes

Even though I haven’t posted on here for a while I have still been doing my best to keeptake  Running with a complaining shoulder is no fun.  The constant moving and pounding soon had me reaching for the pain killers.   So I didn’t do very much.

What I did notice on those rare occasions was that my shoes didn’t feel right.  They were moving round on my foot, not very much but enough to make some bits sore.  So today, after seeing Neil, I headed to Absolute Running down in Gosport.  The young man in there put me through my paces on their treadmill before selecting a couple of pairs of shoes.  I tried them both, both on the treadmill and the pavement,  before deciding on these

20140729_133801 20140729_133836And the best bit?  If, in the next 30 days, it works out that these aren’t right i can take them back.