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Reboot days 102 – 103: A weekend of mixed results

Day 102: Saturday

On saturday I ran… I didn’t only run…I did other things too like have lunch and clear up and stuff. FOr the purposes of this post, I ran, I just didn’t want to give you the impression that I ran continuously for the whole day…

Anyway, after much procrastination (I just can’t help it I just procrastinate) I got out for a run! I ended up running 5.5km in 4 and 5 minute run intervals. I made it through almost all of the run intervals with no sneaky walking and I felt I could have gone further but I ran out of path and daylight… It was a pretty slow run, but contained more actual running than others had!

So I left this run thinking “yeay improvement” I was optimistic and actually looking forward to going out again on Sunday πŸ˜€

This is a lot of progress for me!!

I need to get a little bit more consistent with my pace…consistent, and faster…but progress is progress!

Day 103: Sunday

On Sunday morning I woke up at 5:30am with a sore hip. It hurt to move my leg and all the muscles around my hip seemed to be complaining violently about some sort of mistreatment! This was surprising to me as I hadn’t felt bad after running on Saturday, quite the opposite in fact!

However they were complaining so much that I was forced to get up at 6ish and go and lay on a foam roller and poke at them with a spiky ball and such to try and ease them off!

It didn’t really work.

I spent the day hobbling about and taking ibuprofen. It seemed to get better with movement and worse after sitting so I thought I’d give more running a go…

In retrospect this was optimistic… I did the first two run intervals after a fashion. There was a lot more walking then running really and I could feel the muscles getting tighter and tighter 😦

So I turned it into a walk πŸ™‚ It was about 5km in the end and very pleasant as it was sunshiney and I live in a very nice part of the world. I cheered myself up by taking photos.

Needless to say I was extremely grumpy about this! I was just getting the hang of this running business I can’t take a break from it now…

As soon as I got home I sent an emergency text message to Matt the trainer who is also Matt the Sports therapist and told him I need fixing.

Luckily he had an appointment at 7am Monday morning! This was extremely helpful and a massive relief!!

I will tell you all about it in the next post…

**spoiler…I am already well on the way to being fixed…**


  1. Nice photos! No, really, they look super! What a lovely place to run – or walk, of course. Don’t knock procrastination, it has it’s place. Mostly in my day to existence. Mind you, so has gin.

    Glad recovery is under way.

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