I did something different tonight I went to a 24 hour gym for a free workout at the invitation of my sister. I thought I'd do my first w7 run which I was really excited about as I've been going well with the programme to date. It didn't start well as I was late for my sister I actually had a phone in one ear to somebody in the UK (we are in oz) a phone in the other ear to somebody in Africa ( I was trying to fix an asda home delivery fail for UK grandparent believe it or not) two toddlers dive bombing me by leaping off my bed and onto my back and my sister impatiently honking her horn outside.
I eventually made it to the gym and whilst I was looking forward to the run I was put off by the combo of TV news and radio blasting my ears and hadnt brought headphones. However I climbed on the treadmill and started off but within the first 7 mins of the 25 min run I'd realised that it wasn't going to happen. Couldn't get a rhythm, breathing all over the joint, very distracted by activities around me and treadmill felt like it was made of concrete underfoot. Got very uncomfortable and stopped!! I've NEVER stopped. I can't believe now I did and feel a bit shell shocked at how wrong it all felt today. Not sure now whether to head out in the morning or not. I won't be going to a gym again. I concluded that I like the solitariness of jogging on my own, outside in the open. I should add that in light of this weeks tragic aviation events I realise this is a non issue but it has put a bit of a dampener on my running mojo.