Yesterday I posted about it being far too hot to go running. I couldn't get my sh** together enough to get out the front door and was floundering on the couch, watching the golf. It got me thinking. I started this COuch to 5K program because it was a running program designed to get people off the couch and running. Note the phrase "...off the couch".
And what was I doing? Potato'ing on my couch that's what! I started to feel a bit guilty....then more guilty...then decided that actually, it wasn't as hot yesterday evening in South West London as it had been the night before. "So, get your gear on Dan and go for it!" I said to myself.
And I did!
I'd had pasta for lunch and a peanut butter mini sandwich a couple of hours after that so I was well fuelled. The weather wasn't as soporific as it had been, there was a slight fresh breeze blowing and the light was eerily pinkinsh. I headed out the door - didn't even do any pre run exercises and off I went. Warm up walk done, I thought I'd do a 5K. Half an hour'ish of exercise which would do me good.
I ran along my usual river route but decided halfway into the run that I'd run all the way to Twickenham and back making a total of 7K. I went slowly, not pushing too much and everything was nice and comfortable. Suffice to say, it was one of the nicest runs I've done in a while. Got home in 42 minutes so not bad.
Thank you to all of YOU who replied to my "it's too hot" post. Somehow your responses made me think and thank goodness it did - cos it got me out the door!
Until the next one...