"Life is not having and getting, but being and becoming".
A bit of a half hearted session today with a few stride reps to turn the legs over within a steady, flat run. Joined M on a nice canal route but peeled off half way and ran 8 x 45s reps with a jog recovery. Not quite sure about the real benefits of this session as still feeling tired. Was glad not to be running a hard track session or too many more miles today.
The massage with Maggie was a timely reminder to take more care of these aging legs. The weird places she finds lumps, knots and niggles never ceases to painfully surprise me. Though the experience is not in the least bit pleasurable I can't recommend a regular sports massage highly enough. I've recently started booking them in once every 3 or 4 weeks and I can't imagine doing without them now. They've been a great way to keep on top of the usual background niggles that seem to be such a feature of running reasonable mileage. Maggie charges very reasonable rates too otherwise I wouldn't feel able to visit her quite so frequently.
Anyway, have been feeling particularly distracted again today by the fantasies of buying a new gadget. I've been oscillating between the excitement and anticipation of having a new D-SLR camera toy to play with and then am dragged back into line by terrible consumer guilt about wasting money on unnecessary things. It must be the Yorkshire in me - I battle to keep her under control but every now and then the monster surfaces. Which side will win...