OK, so I went camping at the weekend ( I'm a virgin camper), and I was really anxious but hubby and kids made me go! I packed my running gear but I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I WAS...I would have been lost in the wilderness, so I didn't run ( naughty girl).
I was aware I am on my HM training ( Juicyju stylie) and I needed to do something...SO.
Mr Juicyju had strict instructions to push me out of bed at 5.15 this mornng. He did...and flipping heck I so wanted to roll over and pull the duvet back over my head...
In my head..' Come on Ju, you know you want to ( no I don't I'm tired)'...'OK so you can't do a HM then ( oh f*** it OK then I'm getting up)'
Preps: Kit on , vaseline ( lips), water, head torch ( oh yesss I'm a pro now) and silky steve in my ears.
I walk out into the darkness, and blimey I felt my t**s were going to freeze. Perhaps my running vest was a bit ambitious in northerly winds?
Off I go...oh wow, its dark, its exciting, I'm blinding all the yorkie munching lorry drivers ( oh yessss), and I'm in full panther mode.
Amazing, just me, my running, the darkness and my inner panther. Really carnal and at one with nature, it was exhilarating. I have to admit to a few dances on the way.
No records were broken...9.3k in one hour, but what a great run.
Then back to the madness of kids breakfasts, homework, then off down the M5 for a 9am start to a busy day. I treated myself to my favourite birthday pressie ( freddo frogs X4)..well I deserved it!!!
So...for all you runners wanting to hide under the duvet...find your inner panther, get that head torch on and just run...and most importantly, enjoy it...