When I started this holiday running streak I'm not quite sure what I expected- other than 16 glorious opportunities to run in the daylight and have the equivalent amount of time alone in my own head - both of which I'd really missed in the crazy run up to Christmas at work.
I suppose I thought I'd see how it went but was expecting that runs on alternate days would have to be pretty short and that I might have to cut down on the length of all runs if my knees started complaining.
What I never thought would happen is that half way through the streak I'd run 10k and finish it with my legs feeling more flexible and fresh than ever before - no stiffening up during the drive home and hobbling into the hot shower once I get there.
Setting out for one of my favourite routes around the local reservoir I'd hoped to get a long run in but was prepared to listen to what my body was saying as I'm more determined to complete the streak than get in long distances - however, despite being a bit blowy, the conditions were lovely and what do you know one a quarter episodes of my current favourite podcast (This American Life) and one and 3/4 figures of eight of the reservoir and I've done 10k in record time (obviously for me - it's all relative right! 😂).
Another draw of the reservoir (along with lovely views, no dogs, flat mudless pathways and the sound of lapping water) is that or has a cafe! Hot chocolate never tasted so good! 😋
Happy weekend running everyone 😊