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Change Of Plan…

A long run was planned for me today as I had to add some miles onto my training.

With only 3 weeks until my Robin Hood half marathon I have only manage one or two run above 6 miles with the school holidays.

I decided to run so far out and turn around at 10 miles, my husband drives home along this road from work so we had arranged he could pick me up.

Armed with my water bottle filled with pop, my Garmin to time the miles and distance and my I-pod to keep me singing along the way.

Wow I though Nottingham was just around the corner as it only takes you 45 minutes in the car but not when you try and run there!! it feels like it could take forever. Happily singing to Eminem, Pink and of course the lovely Robbie Williams the sun was on my side, popping behind the clouds every so often so not to make me to warm. Miles down the road I ended up at a cross road. Do I wait to cross the busy road or change my route plan to make it 10 miles before I turn around?

I changed my route, up the hill and into a side street only to run into a bush full of wasps!! I could see them flying around my head in my shadow, how lucky was I not to get stung by one? Phew I turned around crossed the road and quickly started heading for home.

Up to12 miles felt good but last mile I got a trap nerve and had to come to a stand still. It had been trying to trap all week and what a time to showed up?…Ouch had to stop straight away with the pain and try and stretch my back out. So glad I was getting a lift home or I would have cried all them miles away from home. It was ok ish after 5 minutes then I managed the one last mile I had planned to do before I meet my husband. What a coincident I stopped the watch, and my husband showed up , talk about great timing…

  • 13 miles planned done!!
  • 2 hours 15 minutes it took me
  • Average pace 10.15
  • And 1539 calories burned
  • Now what shall I have to eat??
  • Whoop whoo…
11 comments so far.

11 responses to “Change Of Plan…”

  1. Debbie Stinedurf says:

    Wasps suck! Good thing you didn't get stung. Congrats on the run!Debbie 🙂

  2. Brenda H says:

    That is a great run! Good luck with the half marathon.

  3. SarahMummy says:

    That doesn't sound much fun! But well done on making the distance! I've eaten nothing but potatoes, chocolate and cheese today. It's been delicious!

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Who I ate lots of cheese and chocolate yesterday too. I am pleased with the miles but my trap nerve is still here 🙁

  4. Winnie says:

    Congratulations on the run Claire !!!

  5. Judy Haughton-James says:

    Congratulations on being able to run 13 miles today. Great going and all the best when the race comes around. I am so glad you escaped those wasps. I know what their sting is like!

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Thanks Judy, me and my 2 little ones got attacked by a wasp nest once, they stung us around 10 times each so the scare me so much noe …

  6. Running to 40!! says:

    Great run and fantastic time…inspiring me to go out and do more!!

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