We are a few weeks into my training for London Marathon and hit a bump in the road, figuratively speaking.
A few weeks ago I had my second 'jab' and within 30 minutes felt quite sick. It didn't come to anything but the next day it happened again, a general feeling of nausea. On the Sunday i set out for my usual 10 mile plod and gradually felt worse and worse. I think a combination of heat and the jab were taking their toll and at 8 miles I gave up. Still 2 miles from home I had to walk on but felt very strange.
Over the next couple of weeks I limited myself to shorter runs and thankfully I'm back to a least 10k now without too much effort, although it has been very draining.
As I write, we are at the end of a very hot week in South Wales (31degrees) so running has been a bit more tricky. I had a great 5k last night with the weekly running group and plan a 10k early in the morning with a 10 mile Sunday to test how things have settled.
To cheer myself up during this hic-cup I have signed up for a further challenge, form the lovely people at End to End. This time taking on the original 874 miles of Lands end to John O Groats. With my marathon training this will help to give me a focus and a reason to get out even if it is for a few miles walking.
The online community for End to End are amazing - such great support, tips, general chat about running and challenges. This is now my third event with them and they have all been amazing.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.