I can hardly believe it's been almost a year since a group of C25Kers went to London to run ten kilometres past amazing architecture and famous sights. I include RealFoodieCLub in this as she provided the most amazing chocolate cake afterwards! In just over 3 weeks time it will be time for the second outing, so whoever is going I hope to see you there. We can take another photo!
I've been keeping up with my regular 5 mile runs three times per week. Sometimes I do 4.5 miles if I'm feeling a bit tired, but you see I've set myself a 2016 target of 1000K and I'm determined to reach it. Having been unemployed since last summer I've been lucky to avoid the dark early mornings and have usually gone out running at the far more civilised hour of between 10-11am. However this is all going to change soon as a new job starts Monday (YES! The phone actually rang and a job came my way after trying for 16 weeks!) so I'll be back to cold dark mornings once again. It's ok though, cos Mrs Dan bought me a head torch for Xmas and I haven't yet had a chance to give it a whirl. At least the juggernauts will be able to see me as I run alongside the A316!
It's gonna be time soon for a new pair of running shoes and I'm minded to keep to the ones I've had most recently - Asics Nimbus. They're a neutral shoe but I've got orthotics that I place inside them to bring me up to a level height as one leg is shorter than the other by about 5mm! I discovered this a couple of years ago after a visit to the podiatrist and she explained to me that the reason I was getting back and shin ache is that I was running lopsided! So after a million pounds podiatrist bill, she provided me with orthotics and told me to buy Asics Nimbus as they are incredible cushion'ish! Is that a word? Don't think it is actually! The shoes I have are around months old now and have done about 900K. I have to say though that they are wearing extremely evenly (having looked at the soles) which is testament to Mrs Podiatrist getting me running "level". I think there's a few miles yet in them though.....
Anyway hope your 2016 running year has got off to a flying start. For those just starting this program - WELL DONE! It's the best decision you've ever made. For the rest of you regular C25Kers, a bit like Bruce Forsyth used to say annoyingly every week on "Strictly".....'KEEEEEEEEP Runnnnnnning'