I’ve been struggling a bit lately ( and I know I’m not alone and it’s a sign of the times etc) so I decided to set myself a target. I always perform better with a goal so I decided to aim for 50 miles running b this month ( or 81k .. just to make sure). So a target of 20 a week or as I run alt days 40 a fortnight ( 7 runs). And I went out on Wednesday with the intention of at least 5k and ran 6.... this morning I was going to match the 6 and ended up running for an hour and running 7k.
Strangely I like to run with music and for some reason my headphones switched off just as I turned at the halfway mark to run back but I didn’t let it put me off....on the contrary I really enjoyed the second half. There was a breeze coming from the side so against my left on the way out and my tight one the way back but as I left my headphones in it wasn’t blowing in my ears. And it was quite nice as it was still pretty warm today. “ Muggy” as my old neighbour used to say.
I’d run 3k in the way and strangely on the way back I just kept going and was at 7 just as my watch has got to the hour. So I am really pleased with that. And I felt like more my old self today. Whether it lasts is yet to be seen but I think knowing Loki is well on the mend ( he has just leapt from the other settee to mine to sit onmy lap as I am typing so that’s amazing from how he was ...hobbling about crying when he put any weight on it) has allowed me to sleep better and feel better in myself. Hopefully I am past the blip now.
Still no idea what happened to my headphones though. The music just stopped and then about 5 mins later they said “ power off” yet when I looked at my phone the app was still playing..☹️😟