Titchfield Tester

Today I ran out towards Titchfield village on a leisurely¬†5 miler¬†with¬†the sole purpose of testing my recently injured hamstring. It survived !! “Fantastic”. Huge thanks to Jason at¬†Body Fusion¬†for working his magic on Friday. This photo sums up what I’ve been missing.

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Now, I’m a runner and not a photographer but I was quite pleased with this¬†ground level photo of the old railway bridge ahead.¬†Anyway, back to the running ….

The outward 2 miles were along the Avenue that leads out of Fareham and I’d settled into a steady pace that could be described more as jogging than running.¬†I’d had no ill effects as I ran down Titchfield Hill and I’d already decidedto take the more scenic route back. A quick photo of the local pub, Titchfield Mill, was then followed by a footpath that runs behind Titchfield Abbey. I took these photos as I was in no hurry and the growing smile on my face was in direct proportion to the distance I’d run, without any twinges ūüôā

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Passing the Abbey there was a sign that said “closed due to storm damage” but no one was going to mind a quick photo !!¬†The sun was coming out now and I was 3 miles into my run with no issues at all. The next track had a number of puddles from the recent rain, some being as wide as the path its self. I took care¬†not to over stride when tackling the water.

As the railway bridge approached this was a good test with the incline and as I reached the top all that remained were pavements on my way back home. Just to be on the safe side I stopped at 5 miles.

As runners we aren’t very good at being injured but¬†that first run after¬†its been fixed¬†can be quite a nervous time. Thankfully as we approach July and it’s 3 weeks to my Cancer Research Relay all is looking positive. The¬†exercise, enjoyment and enthusiasm are all just around the corner. Rest day tomorrow and a 2nd tester on Tuesday #fingerscrossed ūüôā

On a final note I wore my Creative Products “Stretch Pocket belt” for the first time and it was a great success. Two stretchy pockets for your gels, keys, phone etc etc. It worked really well for only ¬£6 !!

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