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.