My whole year had been focused on the Peterborough half marathon, it was a very important run for me, after having to pull out last year, due to an achilles injury.
But this one was doomed too !!
Somehow and somewhere I picked up a heel injury,maybe it was while walking up Snowdon, which had involved some scrambling.
I was so worried that it may be Plantar fasciitis that I decided to go to the local sports injury clinic and see Ian Brown. Thankfully he was almost 95% certain that I had just aggravated a nerve in the side of my heel , this put my mind at rest but it still needed resting.
Then Geoff decided not to come and support me as he wanted to go swimming in Dunwich with his friends,and although I encouraged him to go I was actually devastated as this run for some reason was really important to me and I wanted him there.
So after 3 weeks of no running and with my head not really in the right place I arranged a lift with 2 other ladies from my Ladybird running club and thought I can do this !!!
And I did but………
I can honestly say it was one of the hardest things I have ever made myself do, I hurt everywhere apart from where I expected to hurt … my heel !! and my heart rate was far higher than normal which meant i had to run/walk a few miles in the middle which I was not happy about.
I managed to finish in 2 hours 36 but did not enjoy one second of it and hated the route which just seemed to go through housing estate after housing estate and for the first time in many many years my legs ached so much I could hardly walk for a week 🙁
Now the question is ………will I do it again next year !!