I have to be honest that this running route has been haunting me. I keep planning to run along there, but inevitably put it off for another day, fearing a repeat ITB flare up.
On Sunday it was one of those beautiful gotta-run-by-the-waterfront days and the temptation was too much:
|The Waitemata sparkling in the sunshine - this was the view across to Devonport, with the volcanic cones of Mt Victoria, North Head, and Rangitoto Island in the distance|
There was a lot of concrete running, but I safely made it to the Judge's Bay overbridge, and here's the photo to prove it:
See it? See the bridge in the top right of the photo? There's even a tad in the top left that you can see if you squint...
|I know you were wondering, the whole thing looks like this|
I did feel a slight twinge in my quad running home - sometimes I wonder if my niggles, which seem to shift around the leg, are just psychosomatic! I stopped to stretch, and took it easy on the way home, enjoying a few water and traffic light stops and walking up the Franklin Road hill instead. I ran the remainder, and a cold blast in the shower and some elevation seemed to do the trick, as I felt 100% the next day.
The best parts of the run?
- Running past the spot at 6km where my knee went into shutdown - without a niggle!
- Having a laugh with another runner about how hard it was to get yourself in a phone shot.
- Running past a very old lady in a wheelchair sitting out in the sun - her face totally lit up when she saw me and she said "I used to run!" I responded with "It's fun isn't it?", and with the utmost enthusiasm she replied "I used to love it!" Aww...
Are you hesitant to run where you once got injured?
What were the best moments from your runs this week?