Regular readers of my blogs (or posts as they are known now) will know that I haven't been running for a month due to fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The month is nearing an end now and I have penciled in this weekends Parkrun for my comeback run.
During this last month it has become obvious to me that I definitely have a severe case of the running bug, but I haven't gone for a run because attempting to run during an 18 hour fast in the heat we have had would not be an clever idea. However I have tried to reduce the symptoms of the bug by:
A) Getting my gait analysis done and buying my first proper running trainers
B) Buying a Garmin Forerunner 610, with heart rate monitor and footpod
C) Volunteering three times at my local Parkrun
D) Seriously considering signing up for a Half Marathon at the end of October.
I have also used the extra time we have with family during this month to spread the gospel of C25K and have ended up volunteering to begin a C25K running club for a few family members. A few of my cousins are begging their 6 week holidays from school and I told them that they should start C25K. They were ummering and erring so I told them I'd run with them and they said yes. So my runs will begin with a C25K run and then my HM training programme.
I will start a HM training programme next week and will decide in a few weeks if I think I will be up for a HM in October.
This has turned out into a long post now so I'll end with, I've lost a further 4kgs! I'm now 66kgs and I've had to buy new jeans and trousers again because my waist is now 30 inches!