Parkrun Day

Circle HopToday 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.

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4 responses to “Parkrun Day”

  1. artisticsharon says :

    Sorry to hear your leg is bothering you again…let’s hope a little ‘time off’ will help. And Yes, it’s always best to listen to your body 🙂 I went out for a short run this morning, 2.5 miles. The humidity is just too much for me right now, I get overheated pretty quickly 😦 Looking forward to Fall!

    • theblogrunner says :

      Thanks Sharon. I reckon its sciatica, so going to max out on Ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation and see how it feels tomorrow.
      That’s great you got 2.5 done today. Humidity is a killer and, much as I love the sunshine, I do prefer running in the Autumn/Fall and Spring.
      I hope you’re having a good weekend. 🙂

  2. CeeJayKay says :

    Aww Kirsten! What a shame! I’m so sorry! Just be good to yourself and see it as a well earned little ‘slack time’… Keep walking x good on you for getting up to marshall cxxx

    • theblogrunner says :

      Thanks CeeJay. I’m going to have a go tomorrow, but if it doesn’t feel right I’ll take your advice and get a good walk in instead.
      Enjoy your weekend. 🙂 xx

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