Boxing Day run

Had to make myself go out today! Really did after yesterday's over indulgences . Didn't get up till 8.30 ish . Anyway I decided to run 6k, at a nice steady pace , a few hills thrown in , & I did what I set off to do in 43.13 , really enjoyed it , last time I did this route I hated it & haven't done it since ,I was surprised how much easier & enjoyable I found it today

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  • Wow! This is brilliant and inspiring!

    I simply don't have the motivation to go out.

    My mind is willing, but my body doesn't seem able.

  • I know what you mean viktor , I find the hardest part is getting out the door sometimes . But once I'm out there it's not so bad & I'm allways glad I went . We all have these days & winter isn't the best time to start running . Hope you manage to get out there , & enjoy your run .

  • I'm really struggling today with any form of get up and go! It's after 1pm and I never run this time of the day. I'm going to try and get out the door before it gets dark. Thanks your encouraging words Rockette.

  • I'm sure you will feel the better for it , but if it doesn't work out that way , don't beat yourself up tomorrow's another day ! Enjoy what ever you decide .

  • I did it! I'm so glad I did that Week 5, run 3 again. I felt really sluggish after all the food I've been tucking into, but I'm proud of myself. I begin week 6 on Saturday morning.

  • Brilliant , really pleased for you . It's onwards & upwards from now on . Congratulations .

  • Wow 6k on Boxing day! That's pretty good going! Well done for getting out there. Half the battle at the moment!

  • Well done Rockette. I ran 5K with my daughter in law today, the first time ever without music and amazed myself. Not only did I enjoy the 'naked' run much more than I thought I would but also got two new personal records. Quite amazing considering the amount I ate yesterday!

  • Well done folks! Rockette be careful on those hills. I took too steep a slope and now I'm out of action. I wish I'd avoided it or walked it. I've not given my body time to acclimatise to running yet, let alone big hills. Fools rush in ey. I could kick myself. Take care all of you and happy running

  • Sorry to hear that Misswobble , I know you can get injured easy on hills , daft question , was it coming down because that's hard on the ankles if you come down too fast , I've got a sight injury today actually , nothing major just a sore tendon just left side of my ankle left foot . Hurts when I've been sat & start walking but wears off in a min .

  • I was running up a steep slope. As soon as I got to the top and tried to run on the flat I felt the pain straight away. I've got an ice pack on at the moment and I've been watching telly while rolling a golf ball under my foot