Week 10 – Where Things Went Wrong

This was the week when the wheels fell off my training.  I guess it happens to everyone, let’s just hope that was the one time and I’ll be fine from here on in.

The week started off okay on Tuesday with a four mile run.  I did this on the treadmill because I was at the gym anyway, taking my son for his weekly PT session.

Then on Wednesday, things started to go a bit wrong.  A weather system dubbed “The Beast From The East” struck.  This was apparently a result of “sudden stratospheric warming” over the Arctic, which brought cold, cold weather down to us here.

I did go out for a short run, but conditions were such that I wasn’t comfortable running on my own.  So I made do with a three mile run in the wind and snow – it certainly had quite an effect on my hair!

Looking towards Tesco through the snow
Snow selfie
Total distance: 5141 m
Max elevation: 111 m
Min elevation: 69 m

By Thursday there was no way I was getting out of the house to go for a run.  And even if I did try it, every step would be into deep, soft snow – hardly ideal conditions.

Friday was lost in an effort to clear the street and my driveway of snow.  By the end of that I had done quite enough exercise – and something else was wrong.  I was excessively tired, and I was feeling lousy.  Everything I ate went straight through me, and I had no energy.  Something just wasn’t right.

Hey, that’s where the house is!

On Saturday I was determined to do something.  I still didn’t think that the roads were all that safe, but I could at least get out to the gym.  And it was true, the weather conditions didn’t impede me there, but I was still feeling awful.  I went to do eight miles, I lasted just over four before going home and spending much of the rest of the day in bed.

And then Sunday wasn’t much better.  I was still unwell, and didn’t make it out.  So my totals for the week were pretty uninspiring.