I feel I must explain my absence from the blogging scene these past few months. A madness has taken over those close to me, including my husband....we have taken on the London Marathon.
I really thought I could manage potting and training, but alas muscle soarness in netherregions I never knew existied and incredible fatigue post runs have rendered me useless in the land of pottery.
Conversations have reduced to the never-ending use of running terminology - with phrases like "stress reaction, interval training, negative splits, calcaneo cuboid joint instability, hip abductor strain, carb loading" worming their way into any discussion being had. Sadly, we've even taken to sharing and analyzing toilet rituals pre and post runs.
Even more frightening is my comfort level when donning full body lycra. I've taken to wearing it to bed, to make the morning fight to get out of the house at 5.30 a much easier process - slip on my shoes and go....
I am getting too comfortable in this stuff, even having visions that the "me" who is in the tight black running gear is some form of alter-ego super-hardass who would fit very rituously alongside the Marvel greats. I haven't thought of a name for this "super me", so any suggestions are welcome.
Gym sessions keep me away from home on average 4 hours each go, three times a week, inclusive of travel. The long runs can last up to 3.3 hours, once a week. But if I had to rate my usefulness after these bad boys, my score wouldn't even hit the radar. A big meal and commute home ends in me plonking on the couch with my feet elevated for the rest of the day. Hubby knows not to dare ask for ANYTHING on those days....
Add a work schedule to the fun and you have the makings for a very exhausted little potter.
I'm nursing a foot injury at the moment which isn't what I had imagined for my training experience. But, with only 4 weeks to go, the light at the end of the tunnel is certainly getting brighter.
Never you worry though, you'll be happy to know I had a very successful February from pre-made stock on sale in folksy and some custom orders too!
So, keep your fingers crossed and thanks for being patient. I'll be back on form (hopefully) after 26 April, allowing for a week post marathon of doing nothing of course!
2 weeks ago