I've really struggled with getting back into running after having a couple of months off with an injury. I work full time and it's always so dark and cold when I get home from work and as I'm out of my running routine it's always so easy to find a reason not to run. I've tried going to the gym straight from work to run on the treadmill, but I find it so very tedious! So my running has dwindled to a couple of times a month.
Today I took a days leave and took advantage of the daylight to go out for a nice 5k run. It was cold, -1c infact, but I didn't stay cold for long. 2k in and I was gently glowing, by 4k I had a full on sweat!
It was lovely to run where I wanted to run, a nice track along the river that is not possible to run on in the dark. When I have managed to get out on winter evening's, it's along busy streetlit roads through housing estates, not the most inspiring scenery.
I really enjoyed today, It was just what I needed to make me realise how much I do enjoy running. All I can say is roll on the spring and lighter evening's I've got a 500k in one year target to meet!
That's brilliant. You just need to take that first step and then you realise you've still got it in you. Get out there and smash that 500k
It's been months since I've run and really enjoyed it. I always feel great afterwards, but to love being on a run again was fab. My mojo is coming back 😊