My leg has been feeling stronger with each run and I have been working in the gym on off-days. I’m hoping to get back under the two-hour half-marathon mark in the coming weeks and then will work on bringing my time down further in the lead-up to London!
25/80 [15th February] Winter Sun
15 weeks since surgery, my legs felt much stronger on this run. I went on the Meanwood Valley Trail to Eccup Resevoir and Golden Acre Park.
26/80 [19th February] Roundhay and Out with Mick
Last Tuesday, I met fireman Mick after his night-shift. Mick reached out after my injury to say that we would run together when I get back, so it was great to link up for a run around Roundhay and out. We talked all things life, work, and dementia. We’ll be running together again in the coming months – hopefully when I’m running a bit quicker…!
27/80 [23rd February] Slaithwaite (“Slawit”) Slog by It’s Grim Up North
Another brilliant event by the Grim Team. We ran along the canal path from Slaithwaite out to Huddersfield and Marsden. I ran the whole route with Andy who left the military a few years back and now works in construction health and safety. As always with Grim events, there was an awesome medal (below), chocolate and home-made cake at the finish line.
This is the most miles I have done in a week since my injury, so I am happy with how my leg held up and I can feel my muscles strengthening again. Roll on the next few weeks and London Marathon in nine weeks!
Thank you very much to Lisa and the rest of the volunteer team at Wakefield Thornes parkrun who welcomed me to run a Dementia Revolution takeover on 16th February. It was great to talk to all participants just before the start and three people came up to talk to me about their own experience of dementia.
Next up is a run tomorrow with Dave who I met recently at the Dementia Revolution parkrun takeover. Dave is over from Australia visting his mother, who has dementia. He will join me for 10km of a half-marathon distance.