No injuries so that's the good news. The next 2 months are a crucial time for my husband and me with our business, it's a bit like 'our harvest'. For that reason along with dark mornings and evenings (too scared to run out in the sticks in the dark) I have to put running on hold. I am really disappointed and when I come on the forum I miss it even more but I have to be realistic.
I am still doing Pilates once a week and I am going to try and swim once or twice in the evenings to keep up a bit of the fitness. I don't like treadmills and like Ancient Mum don't want to pay gym fees and then not go. I have put bike and turbo trainer on my Xmas list (so sorry for mentioning the word). I haven't cycled since I was 10 but after doing the team triathlon I am really hoping to do a duathlon next year! Also my little ones are getting bikes and starting to learn so I thought it would be nice for us to do it together. Any tips on first bike purchase would be welcomed, but I think a straight forward hybrid to start, think that's what they are called!!!
What I am slightly concerned / worried about is the return to running and where to start! I think I will book a place on a 5k around end of February for something to work towards.
It sort of feels like a sad post and the end of a chapter as it will be at least 2 months before I can really start to think about running again. I will be keeping an eye on you all and dipping in now and again especially to encourage the newbies.
A million thanks for getting me this far you FAB FORUM FRIENDS (FFF - sorry Myles stealing your trademark there).