Since starting the 5x50 Challenge, biking it to and from work has been my main activity, with a bit of walking thrown in on off days. Which is another way of saying I haven't been running as regularly as I would have hoped, in fact once a week if I'm lucky and no Parkruns So tonight, knowing that the dog could do with a bit of an outing, I decided, spur of the moment, to get the trainers on and run instead of walk - and was chuffed to bits to do 5.72km in 42mins - which may sound very slow but that included doubling back now and again to find the dog, stopping to put his lead on once when we came across some other dogs and he wanted to play, and roaring at him when he went awol for a few minutes in pursuit of a very big deer. Plus it was on woodland tracks, where you have to have your wits about you if you don't want to go head over heels on an inconvenient tree root. It may sound like I'm making excuses but I'm not - it wasn't fast but it felt really great to be out there running again, even let out a completely involuntary "yeeha" when my tracker said I'd done 5k
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