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!