But do i care? nope not one iota!
The first of the month! My day off! and a text from my boss to let me know the CQC report is in and although we fell down in a couple of areas those are things we have very little control over the report was overall good so we are so pleased all our hard work over the years has recognition.
I sat in bed with a cup of tea saying I wanted to go for a run and then put some thought into what I want out of it. It’s been a grotty year in so many ways and I am so thankful that we and our families and most our friends are alive and well
Two Covid jabs, one flu jab and one booster jab, every single one made me feel awful for days, then the cold that’s lasted a month. Short staff at work, people sick, people isolating has meant lots of extra hours, last week alone was 12 hours overtime. Then Covid struck!!! everyone who lives there and in the end 14 staff went down with it including the boss . The paperwork for each one a flipping joke, CQC and I knew some of my work wasn’t up to date, but it all ended ok
I’ve run C25K with Jo which taught me I can run faster but end up shattered. I’m a great one for advice and Willow runs for 20 minutes and nearly every time I advise him to increase a few minutes a week, he’s a very amenable guy but he’s stuck to his guns this time and runs for 20 minutes and stops 😄
So, what would I advise myself? Run for me!!!
I chose ‘another long run’ on the NRC app, chose a playlist on spotify and off we went…..
Warm up walk, a few photos of the park and start to jog, slowly, Coach Bennett talks about form, progression, running easy and mitrocondia during this run, music plays songs old and new,
I glance at Garmin and think “oh wow this is slow” then tell myself off for caring how slow it is, it’s about the pace we ran after we finished C25K still puffing and planting away. Today was easy, barely breathing deeply or faster than usual. The sun came out my jacket came off and I’m running in December with bare arms, it’s the best. Willow finished his run and sat on the bench, as I passed I said I’ve got about another 15 minutes so he wandered across the grass through the wood to the car.
I extend my run round the little river, stop on the bridge to take a photo of ducks and 3 cygnets, run on again, I’ve speeded up a bit and my calves are aching I can just feel them so slow down again.
42 minutes of pure relaxed pleasure, a smile on my face all the way as I say hello to dogs and their humans, no trying to keep up with Willow, no trying to run as often or as far as Jo, just for me and I enjoyed it so much, reading others running adventures keeps me enthused so thank you all 😀
Have the best December ever