I’ve realised that I’d been mega stupid this year, chasing my old times and pushing my body to the limit. Running 8 minute miles for 8 odd miles after broken sleep and a stressful job was just leaving me with white tonsils and a mega fever.
So yesterday I ran just shy of 5 miles, the longest since February and it actually felt good. I’ve hid my Garmin and run based on how I’m feeling. If I’m tired I stop, if I’m strong I carry on and do a few hills. I’ve been trying to focus on my form too as it’s gone to pot a bit.
I obviously didn’t do the Leeds half marathon today. I’m gutted I won’t do one this year but they’ve kindly deferred my place to the York 10k in August. Fingers crossed I’ll get a sub 48 PB – that’s what I’m training for anyway. 6 miles seems rock all but I’ve got to start somewhere. I’m hoping to be up to 8 miles by June them I’ll focus on pace.
Just quickly, food wise I eat well anyway but I’ve got into Deliciously Ella and loads of curly cale, ginger, chilli and garlic. This recipe below is a cracker for an energy boosting snack. I’m trying a few others this weekend so will let you know how they go down.
Right I’m off to make some healthy Bluberry muffins now…mmmm