Orienteering - race 41:48  5.7 mi (7:20 / mi)
Scottish relays. Women's open leg 1
Finished yesterday, jogged to download in the rain, picked up the kids, went straight home, then in 30 mins managed to shower, cook the kids tea, get dressed up, brief the babysitter and leave. Power walked 2 miles in heels to meet my work colleagues, get a taxi to Musselburgh for a night of vodka redbulls and easy dancing at a work colleagues wedding. Home at 1.
I felt truly horrific this morning. A body of pain. The worst was my lower back and left hip. Just couldn't move them at all. So the mass start was not fun. I just abut managed to run all way out of the field without stopping. After the first 1k or so my stride was lengthening gradually, but my lack of agility due to incredible stiffness / pain was hampering me in the terrain. The course was fun, and I like binning wood. You don't get much like that in these parts. The last bit in the field was again bad for my body, but was glad to finish. Lucille ran well in leg 2, and I think lorna went out in 4th-ish so was disappointed to see that we finished next to bottom team. Was a 10sec gap to Laura Robertson/ Kirsten Strain / Fanni not enough for Lorna???
My hip has got really bad over the past few months. It leaves me with no agility at all, and running with it is winding my back up. Might be time to think about getting it checked out properly.