I led this group of ladies and gentleman on a four mile route over bridges this evening. First run back after MONTHS and Charlie puts me in charge of a group. FML. As if my nerves weren’t already on hyperdrive!
From 1948 we ran down over London Bridge, headed along South Bank and came up over Tower Bridge (THEY’VE TAKEN DOWN THE OLYMPICS SIGN!!!), taking Bishopsgate and part of Shoreditch High Street, before sprinting down Bateman’s Row.
It was my first long run since New York and my first run back with Run Dem Crew in nearly 4 months. I thought it would be tougher, but as I was leading, I could take a really easy pace. I ended up running a little faster than I used to, so the occasional cycling has definitely paid off and I feel really good right now.
My shins feel a tiny bit bruised again, but I’ll see how I feel in the morning.
The two mile run I did on Friday night broke me in again and I’m happy to say that I think I’m getting better at this. I took on board the advice the physio gave to me (more on that soon) and thought of Jessie Zapo’s light running style to keep my technique in check.
I didn’t die and I didn’t lose (my mind or) any of the group!
Right now I’m super happy!