Today is Saturday, which for me means volunteering at the new Hove Prom parkrun. As I won’t be running 5K again for a while, I’ve signed up for marshalling duty for the next few weeks, which is always good fun.
After last week’s inaugural run on Hove Promenade, today was a bit quieter with 164 runners compared to last week’s 294.
In some ways, it’s better that it was a bit quieter as the promenade can be pretty busy with people out for an early morning stroll in the sunshine. Fortunately though, no one seemed to mind that there were a few more runners than usual out and about. After all, it’s only really busy for about 30 minutes or so.
As for my own running, well, that’s another story.
Last week I decided to go back to Couch to 5K and had a really good first run. But for the next few days I was really suffering. Shin splints were the main problem, but I’ve also got that post marathon pain in my left leg again, which isn’t good. So, needless to say, I haven’t run since.
Still, it’s not as bad as it was, so I’m hoping to have another go tomorrow morning.
While all of this stopping and starting is pretty frustrating, I know that I need to be careful. Rule #1 – Listen to your body. Or that’s what I keep reminding myself anyway.
How’s your running going? Did you do parkrun today? Please share your thoughts in the comments.