Today was a day for doing maintenance. I started by doing some work in the veggie patch. There were some tomato plants that needed extra stakes, so I put them in. I also added some fertiliser to the tomatoes, as they’re starting to fruit and need to be fed. It was also time to give the contents of our compost bin a bit of a mix, as we’ve had it set up for a couple of weeks.
After fixing up the garden, it was time for me to maintain myself. I went for the longest run I’ve ever done – 9.71km in 1 hour 8 minutes. It was one of my training sessions for the Bridge Run, and I was surprised how good I felt at the end of it. I maintained a nice steady pace, even after I had to stop and give a couple in a car directions after they asked. I’ve still some work to do to get my time down to under an hour for 9km, but I can see now that it is possible. All I need to do is maintain the training schedule and I’ll get there. I think I was a bit of a “runner’s high” at the end, thanks to the endorphins and I’ve got a better idea of why people get addicted to running. My knees aren’t so sure about this running caper though, and I think I’ll see a physio about them to see if there’s anything I can do to stop them getting sore while I’m running. Hopefully it will be an easy fix, and I can keep up the training.