First of all - Merry Christmas to all you lovely people xxx
I won't bore you all with my trials and tribulations over the past few months (let's just say the Beat My Boss challenge died a very swift death!). I've been plodding along in fits and starts, running whenever I've felt motivated, with most runs around the 20 minute mark. I did a 30 minute run last week, which was lovely but I'm nowhere near being back to my "best" - *sniggers*.
I had to work a few hours on Xmas Eve and as I knew it was only going to be a short day, I got up at 6.30am to do a 20 minute run. Today I woke up at 9.00am and thought to myself "right then madam, you know it's going to be a few days of good food and drink, and you know how good you feel after a run, so get your bum out of bed and RUN". So that's exactly what I did.
As I'd run yesterday, I wasn't planning on doing a lot. I was expecting my legs to be heavy and tired but actually I felt great! I got to 20 minutes but decided to err on the side of caution and not run any further. A tad disappointing as I felt really comfortable and able to continue but I'd hate if I did some damage to myself by pushing too hard (I've never run two days in a row). So I compromised and walked the remainder to 5k (plus a little bit). In all, I did 45 minutes of exercise. Exercise on CHRISTMAS DAY!!!
Even though I've not managed a 30 minute run, 3 times a week since graduating, I am astounded that I like this exercise / running malarkey so much that I'm getting up on Christmas Day morning to do a run! I'm hoping that 2014 will be more consistent and that I'll get back into a proper rhythm. I'm aiming to do the 30 Day Shred again too as I'm really missing the challenge.
Cheerio for now and thanks for reading xxx