It’s a strange feeling being so close to achieving my goal of running 10K every day during June. In one sense I am pleasantly surprised at how good a shape I’m in and I don’t have aches and pains although obviously, I don’t have a spring in my step every day. On the other hand, I am conscious that I need to keep going another few days and I am terrified of getting injured such that I would fall at the last hurdle.
Going out first thing in the morning is something I love but in the past it did cause me injury. What the slightly younger and naive me didn’t think through was that first thing in the morning my body is cold, probably a bit stiff and definitely not warmed up. One time I was injured my physio pointed out that every time I picked up a sprain, it was on a morning run. I was going out there, running hell for leather and then was surprised I hurt myself in the process. Therefore I always treat my body with kid gloves in the morning and since I have been doing that, I have thankfully been injury free on those morning runs.
So this morning’s run was uneventful and that leaves two days to go. Tomorrow I am debating which parkrun to visit and my plan is to get there early and simply run the course twice. Then on Sunday, I’ll stick something with bubbles in the fridge and go out for a 10K run wrapped in cotton wool and bubble wrap.
“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise” Ephesians 5:15 NIVUK
Richard is running 10K every day during June, to raise money for a public access defibrillator to be situated at Rothwell Baptist Church. To sponsor him and make a donation, please visit his Just Giving Page.