Monday, 26 November 2012

Guts 'n' Glory

Well what can I say, it didn't disappoint!!!  The website said that it would be wet & muddy, & my god was it!!

We left home early to make sure we had sufficient time to get to the start, had a good run through to Essex & got to within 200m of the car park, this is where the trouble started.  It had poured down with rain over the last few days & the car park (field) was waterlogged, so as the cars went on to it we all got stuck in mud.  Had to be pushed to a dry bit!!  This didn't dampen our spirits though

My 2 running companions Rosa & Hannah

Sadly because of the trouble with the car park the start time was put back by an hour & a half & didn't start until 12.30, not good when I start work at 2pm!!  We decided that we would do the 5k event as I needed to get away to get back to work.  

The first 2k was a gentle run to 'the pits' a series of clay pits full of mud & the water.  I can only describe the consistency as like runny porridge.  This went on for about 3k through chest high freezing water & up mud covered steep banks.  Dirty doesn't do it justice, but what fun!!

The last section is through a river, well a muddy swamp area, with fallen trees blocking the route which you go over or under.  It was during this stage that I did the splits 3 times (I can assure you unintentionally!) & now can barely walk!  Through this covered in thick slimey mud to a 1k assault course at the end, do you know how hard it is to climb out of a muddy skip??

Cold & wet, but still smilling!! xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Guts 'n' Glory

They say that tomorrow is another day, well next Sunday is another event, another 10k which looking at the rain we've had this week should be an interesting affair!

Watch the clip from last years & make your own mind up!!

Oh what fun it'll be!!!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Regents Park 10k

Well it's been a few weeks since my last update, sorry to say that I have torn my calf muscle & haven't really done anything for the past 3 weeks.

Sunday I had another challenge when my friend Rosa & I went to Regents Park to do a 10k run.  She is a very good & strong runner, where I just jog.  I was worried, my calf still feels a little knotted, but I decided to give it a go.

Rosa & I at the start

The route it's self was 3 laps of the the park, needless to say Rosa was off like a long dog at the start & I didn't see her to the finish.  I just plodded my way round, which I did find hard going as I hadn't run for 3 weeks & I was worried about my calf!

I also had the extra weight of the Movember to carry

Always smiling!

Just wished it was the finish line!!

As the weather is starting to turn, my bikes are now in the garage where they'll probably stay now until the new year.  I shall continue my usual routine of running, swimming, spinning & PT sessions through the winter & hopefully come the spring will be bike fit!!