Inspired

It's ages since I started a post on here but I'm back in love with running and love is fuelling my success which in turn is fuelling my love.

Like many I suspect, I struggled through the short, cold days. Two colds, a sore knee and a painful ankle haven't helped either. I'd signed up for the London Winter Run but in early January I was realistic enough to know that I was nowhere near good enough to run it.

5 days ago, on Tuesday morning though, when I got up at 6.30am I realised that it wasn't completely dark outside and by the time I'd made breakfast and done the other morning chores, it was fully light by 7.30am. I ran at 8.00am and did a simple 4k. On Thursday, I went out and clocked up 7k, and this morning, when I thought I should be careful not to overdo it, I was so inspired I ran 8k! That's 5 miles and over 600 calories!

Stamina-wise, I could have gone further and run for longer but I'm very conscious of my legs (not too surprisingly, I suppose) and I walked about 1k home. Next time I set out on that route I'll hope to run that extra bit too.

Inspiration this afternoon has involved buying 2 pairs of running shorts and signing up for a 5 mile run on Good Friday. I'm also considering signing up for a 10k run in May.

So it was worth plodding on through the winter months, if only to be ready and waiting for the longer, slightly warmer days we're enjoying now.

Inspiring!

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  • Yah hey! Good for you, and good to see you back! I know what you mean about the winter, and colds etc., even though I've had a plan to follow I've really struggled at times......but seem to be turning a corner at the moment (plus the plan is coming to an end - hurrah! - although that means the event I'm training for is just around the corner.....eeekk! 😱)

    Go on sign up for that 10k, you know you want to......and you've said it on here now.........so you've got to! πŸ˜„

    Mx

  • Loving the love that shines from your post!β€πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈSounds like you are building up sensibly and have plenty of time to get ready for that10k in May. Good luck!πŸ™‚

  • Well done on building it back up again, and at a sensible rate πŸ˜€ .

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