I’m so pleased and excited about my 3rd run of the week! I woke up and of course it’s dark, 🥴, but I think about taking it on with my head torch. I decide I’ve got to face it. Older son tells me I’ll be ok, 🥰, just wrap up warm it’s cold out there! 🤦🏽♀️ So we debate, hoody, no hoody! Debate too long, as I’m getting a little side tracked. Eventually, I decide on a warm zippy, not a hoody, so I don’t have to conduct any amateur dramatics like I did a few days ago on New Years Day, 🥵!!.....Heeeelp! 🤣!
For the first time, I was so wishing I wasn’t going out there on my own! I wanted to ask one of them to come with me, but I didn’t! I knew they would, but I just feel as though I have to do this. I don’t want to depend on them running too! It will be amazing to run with them every once in a while, but it’s me and winter that need the closeness right now! 🤗 I need to know I can do it!
Well an ingenious thought comes to me! 🤓🤩 I like to have a coffee in the morning on my travels, but I often get stuck indoors all day when I’m working from home. I’ve discovered that it’s not the best remedy for a great day. I always feel a little cheated and frustrated by the end of the non stop day! Coffee ☕️ 💡, I’m going to run to McDonalds for my morning coffee! It’s less than £2 a cup, cheaper than many gyms and it’s not as if I wouldn’t buy the coffee too. And guess what?🤓....... I have my own self made reward chart! 7th cup is free! 🙌🏽🙌🏽😁
It’s a 30 min guided headspace run, so I figure a run/walk might be in order! And yes, I stopped to cross the road once (mandatory & wise! 🤓🤣) and again to tie my shoe laces, 😱! And the sky didn’t fall down! (✅ Note to self)! I just expected to ache a bit more for some reason! But apart from a little early slight tightness in the thighs, it was great!! I have my coffee as I write, I’m sat in McDonalds having my reward and then I’m going to WALK back! After 6 weeks of no running at all, I can run for 30-45 mins. How can that be? 🤷🏽♀️ I’m not sure, but I’m loving it, as McD’s would say! 💁🏽♀️🥰
P.S. I’m not even a little tempted to have a muffin or anything else! I just feel fantastic! Now runners, it’s time for my celebratory walk back! If it gets a little nippy, I might run a little, but I’m well wrapped up! I’m declaring today, a great day!! Not bad for 9am in the morning!
Happy running, runners!! ❤️