I've been ill for the last week (niggly sickness and dizziness, so dr has started me on bloodpressure medication) but was feeling more human this morning so decided to give it go. I gave myself permission before I started to switch to walking if i started feeling dizzy but within 2 minutes of starting I was grinning like a loon and I managed the whole 25 minutes. Only stupid thing was that I forgot to enable GPS on my phone before I set out, so mapmyrun didn't work.
Weather is fantastic - cold and crisp. I waited for the sun to be visible above the mountains so as not to be running in the shade. Experimented with breathing through the buff, but found it more irritating than anything, so I just breathed the cold air. I also dispensed with the armband for the phone. Finding it a bit of a faff, and my windproof outer has a nice handy pocket, so just stuck the phone in there - much better.
(Although i wasn't feeling up to running during the week, I did kick myself out the door and make myself walk round my usual route, which I guess helped maintain my fitness. This also gave me the opportunity to check out a couple of new variants to the path, which i duly ran this morning).
Starting to feel like a real runner !