Thursday, September 06, 2012
I ignored my brain and gave 5K a go, and pretty much everything went wrong.
First of all, I didn't actually do 5K - Google maps lied to me so I ended up WAY off track and had to loop back round to get back where I was supposed to be.
I don't know if my brain was right or it's just 1000 times harder to run with a backpack on. I could not find my stride and every jogging step felt like it took enormous effort. The longest I jogged was 2 minutes at a time, if that.
Then partway through I got a stabbing pain in my left shin that went all the way down to the top of my foot. I had to walk/hobble for about 15 minutes until it went away. At that point if my phone had not been buried deep in my bag I probably would have phoned bf and asked him to come and pick me up.
I got home, absolutely knackered, in 1 hour 7 minutes. I was too cross to work out the seconds.
So I'm never doing that again! On the plus side, I will definitely beat that time on my next go.
There were also a couple of funny moments. When I got into the centre of town there was this one guy in a business suit who I ended up playing leapfrog with - I would pass him on my jogs, then he would pass me when I walked, then I jogged past him again, then he got in front when I walked. I don't know what he thought but it made me laugh.
Near the end I was quite zoned out from exhaustion. I was staring at one point, not really focussing on it, until I got closer and realised that it was a McDonald's sign. I realised what I must have looked like, jogging along staring longingly at a Maccy Ds. That made me laugh too.
One day I will get this running thing right.