This week was great to mix it up again. Hills session on Tuesday and Friday I combined my tempo run with a ‘functional training’ session, back with Adam, my PT, in his new studio.
I had a lot of fun and it was great to be back doing strength training again. Even though I was sore the next day, especially gluts and hamstrings, I know that over the coming weeks as I’m increasing the kms, my legs will appreciate it, as they will be stronger.
You can check out some of the videos we shot of the various exercises, here.
As my legs were still sore and in shock 48 hrs after my strength training session, I decided against a long run on Sunday, and opted for a 10km run to flush out the lactic acid.
I thought I timed it perfectly setting off from home, in between showers. Although I was blessed with an amazing full rainbow at 2km, the heavens soon opened after that sighting. The horizontal rain was relentless and I wondered why on earth I’d left home without a rain jacket.
Just another 5km and I’ll be home for a hot shower, I thought. Knowing that every step I took now, I was closer to home. I only saw a couple of other early morning ‘crazy’ runners like me running in the rain, I think the rest of the town were still snuggled up in bed.
I smiled to myself, knowing that I’d made the effort today, that I got up and ran no matter what.
I smiled again, when the heavens opened, this time – HAIL STONES.
I’ve never run in hail before, it seemed a bit of an adventure, talk about 4 season in one day. I was already soaked to the skin, and cold to the bone, with my runners full of water. I thought, bring it on I can’t get any wetter now, sheltering for a while till the storm past before I kept on running.