In fitness news, my speed and endurance seems to be gradually returning, emphasis on gradually. Most Sundays I'm getting in a 10ish miler although the weekend ex Hurricane Bertha made her visit I kept it at 7.5 because of trying to avoid the rain and wind. I managed to get confused on the August handicap course again (blue arrows on the trail pointed in a different direction than what our route is) so ended up waiting for the next runner coming up to get me headed the right way. It still wouldn't have been a pb but it would have been closer than the time I ended up with. Unfortunately my Garmin 610 also decided to have a malfunction by freezing up and then refusing to download that day's data because the file was corrupted so I don't know exactly how much time I lost.
The final BDL of the summer also went better than expected, 5.19 miles in 40:52 and second in my age category. Last Saturday's parkrun was a bit of a success with a time of 23:26, 4th female overall, and 2nd in my age. Gives me hope I can start whittling that time down if I can keep from getting injured again. I also managed to spot the photographer in time to smile and not look like I was on the verge of passing out or having a seizure.
I look like I'm going so slow and the guy behind me has both feet off the ground.
Speaking of parkrun, I had made plans to attend a Nordic Walking class on Saturday so that meant I had to leave just as soon as I got my barcodes scanned but I did get to see a couple of Nordic walkers that were doing the 5k as well. Such a great sight spying the poles and the red British Nordic Walking shirts! Once I get over this chasing a personal best business I need to do that as well but I think I would prefer a not so flat course, it's great for running but I prefer hills for the walking.