Christmas Day 5k!

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

4 Replies

  • It's amazing isn't it to see how this programme has changed our exercise habits - running on Christmas Day sounds great. Didn't get out yesterday but will have a nice boxing day run today. Don't worry about not getting those 3 x 30 runs in at the moment - you sound like you are still motivated and enjoying it, which is the main thing.

  • Thank you for reassuring me that you don't "have to" do 30 minutes every time you run post graduation. I graduated on Christmas eve and i'm already stressing out that i can inly do a run if i can do 30 minutes, and frankly i found 30 minutes really hard. Looking forward to running for fun!

  • Well done for getting out there! And I love the tags on your post :D

  • Comfortable Death Today sounds like an awful heavy metal band!

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