Monday 13 September 2010

No running...

Nothing to report in terms of running this week, and my foot isn't feeling much better. I'm starting to wonder how and when I will get back to normal...

Anyway, I did have a couple of very different but equally enjoyable bike rides last week. On Friday morning I went for a spin in the local country estate, where I do a lot of running. I know my way round the usual paths, but as I was on my bike, I thought I'd do a bit of exploring and find some new routes. I went off down one path, and ended up at a private house, so turned round. Then went up another path, which turned into a steep hill. It was pouring with rain then, and the hill started to get very muddy. Eventually I thought it was too slippery, so I went back the way I'd come.

I tried to head for the main road, as I was getting soaked and starting to feel really cold, but ended up in a field. I was starting to wonder if I'd ever find my way out, when I finally got on the right path. It was such a relief to head home! I felt like I'd had a good workout though, with so many hills.

You can see on the Garmin map where I kept finding dead ends and turning round.

Then yesterday was a completely different day. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and I normally would have been heading out for a long run, so I thought I'd better take advantage of the weather and get on the bike instead.

I headed over the bridge and into Fife, and had a spin round Rosyth. I hadn't been there before, and the views across the Forth were lovely. There were loads of people about enjoying the sunshine but it was very windy on the bridge, and tough going in places.

Blue skies in Fife

So last week I ran 0 miles, but cycled just over 30 miles. I'm enjoying the cycling, but I'm really missing running - can't wait to get my heel better and get back to it.

Views from the bridge


  1. Good luck getting the heel better. You are smart to rest it early. I didn't do that You have some beautiful rides too!

  2. Sorry to hear about your foot! I had a stress fracture couple years back and had to not run for 6 weeks. Swam and rode my bike a lot. Was so happy when I could get back to running, you will be to. Seems like you have a very positive attitude, and that's very good. Cheers!

  3. Hopefully the heel gets better soon, but until then your bike rides look absolutely gorgeous! I'm sending positive vibes your way for healing!

  4. The bike is good interim training. Especially riding a bike into a headwind on a bridge - great resistance training!