This month is always a tough one, its dark and grey and not very inspiring.
I always try to join the Quest on the Bridge and was struggling to think of a goal for this month. I waited for a few days and read through everyones targets on the January Jaunt and came across Paulanoo's goal to just run for enjoyment this month without trying to hit targets and to find the joy in every run. This sounded perfect for me too and just what I wanted to acheive this month. Paula was happy to team up and compare notes... we have picked up Lorijay too and maybe Anniemurph?
I have had two runs of 5k this week so far. The first was easy to enjoy, bright blue sky, sunshine. My hubby was off playing golf, so I had plenty of guilt free time to run and read up on the forum. I enjoyed a steady paced run, and although I felt I might want to catch a breath at the halfway mark, by then I was fine and just ran the whole thing getting to 5k with a sprint finish. I then took this photo of this tree stretching its branches into the sky.
Yesterday I seized the opportunity to go for a run in the afternoon. We bowl in a ten pin doubles league on a Thursday morning, and were sitting down after lunch, and I was looking at Strava. Could I go now...why not?
So a few minutes later (minimum faffage ) and I was warming up. It was totally different to Tuesday. Cold and grey and was that rain spits? I had no cap on today😯
Soon running, and doing my favourite route up through the agrecultural college and back. So not a there and back, a round route. Would I do 5k? See how it feels...
I didn't see any birds Paula, but I enjoyed my music and altering my pace with the music. There were students around ( not a weekend) so I kept to the paths and got to the golf club entrance at the bottom of the hill. Only 4k done. Quite tired, could have stopped but thought of others like Flick and ChrisAllen and Sask who push on when it gets tough and dug deep to carry on to do the last kilometre. The positives were I wasn't expecting to get a run in. It didn't rain. I wanted to stop at 4k but didn't....
And not a bad time either...so thats why it was hard.
I hope posting this is helpful to those looking for the positives in their runs...
Happy running! 😊xx