Today was my 12 miles and I was very fortunate to have my lovely friend Z for company. I ran 2 miles to meet her up at the school car park and then off we went together to run 6. This involved a couple of long hills, one of which we ran, the other we walked. The day was gorgeous - sunny and quite warm and it was WONDERFUL to have someone to run with. The miles flew by and I really enjoyed it. I can't tell you how much I appreciated Z giving up her time to join me. Believe me, she is one busy lady. How kind and lovely though.
We finished up at her car and she went home whilst I set off to run another 4 miles. Almost immediately it was difficult. Who would have thought ? It shows what a difference running with a friend can make. I struggled through the last 4 miles and made it home with a sore knee. I think it must be the loooooooong hills as the last time it hurt was the last time I did that hill.
I stretched, refilled my carbs and had a lovely long bubble bath. I then just about managed to dry myself before falling into bed and sleeping for 2 hours !!! I woke up to find the house empty as the chaps had gone to play football. I watched Poirot and ate 4 rounds of Marmite on toast with a big mug of tea.
I am left this evening with a slight dread of next weekends 18 mile run, but the hope that the flat marathon course and crowds of people supporting us will be more bearable. I also think that I need to increase my sleep, increase my fluid intake and carb intake. I also need the boys not to do clubs for 6 weeks, my Man to give up work for 6 weeks to look after me, I need to hire a cook/maid and lose 2 stone in weight. Failing this I will just keep plodding along...