Hal Higdon’s reverse taper is hard work! Yes, lots of rest days to cope with when the running feet are itchy to get out there. He calls this week Week Zero. Thursday was the first run and I loved it. That’s LOVED it! LOVED!
3.2kms up the drive way, passed the dairy with a quick kiss for Pauly who was milking, up to the letter box and down Brocks Road for just a tiny bit. Surely this isn’t far enough? I thought to myself. This is hardly worth getting a sweat up for and even less worth washing running gear for! Perhaps I shall go for more… Nope! follow the expert!
By the time I got back I was glad it was only 3.2kms. I was tired and ready to stop.
Today has been a walk day and tomorrow can be a 5km run or a rest day again. Getting back into running post-marathon is reminding me how much I really do love it. And how much I just want to keep on running.
I’m pleased to report that despite her worries that Louise didn’t forget how to run and has clocked up 5kms today. Pauly is yet to run but he will be doing parkrun tomorrow while I volunteer.
On another note Pauly and I have had honour of having Glory in the Melee and her little family to stay for a night on the farm. What gorgeous little people she and her partner have. Sweet and so well-mannered! We took them to meet the cows. 21 was completely enthralled with the fact that humans also come in pint size.
I love running. I really do. Life is sweeter with it and sweeter still because through it I have met and made the most wonderful friends.
Happy running 🙂