My first time posting a picture of a run, because I'm really pretty chuffed with it. My hubby and I work in the same place and I work mornings only. My usual pattern for my weekday runs is to drive home, change and run, but on Saturday I managed an 8k run and a look at the map showed that there is about 8k between our office and my house...
So this morning I cadged a lift off hubby and took my running kit. I was totally nervous about it - getting changed my hands were shaking so badly I had trouble with my bra clips (sorry tmi) but the weather was fantastic for a run - its sunny but cool and crisp.
Set off walking through our industrial area, across main road at the lights then got onto a long diagonal road thats really well set up. 2 lanes in the middle for cars, then a 2 way cycle track and then on the outside a nice flat pedestrian path. Jogged along here very happily for a long time enjoying the opportunity to have a good nosy at at part of town I rarely go to. Next landmark was our local theatre - across another main road then onto another diagonal angling out toward where I live. This involved running passed a school class that was out for a walk - their teacher herded them to one side and I got loads of smiles and "bonjours". Now into a rather rundown semi-industrial area - quite a lot of folk just hanging about as well - but all quite smiley - got a couple of friendly comments from municipal employees as well. Just as I was starting to wonder if I'd miscalculated my route, I recognised some landmarks and was soon on the bridge over our ringroad. From there it was just a quick right turn, and I was soon home.
Real glow of achievement. Am going away this weekend so probably won't have time for a long run - this was a great substitute. Don't know if I'll do it every week, but may well do it again next week if the weather holds.
This time last year I was in Rome, doing week 3. Am utterly amazed at the progress I have made.
Logistics depend on hubby bringing my stuff home - minor downside is that that includes my glasses and the shoes I would normally wear this afternoon. I ran with just my phone and a bus ticket "just in case" (we have a pretty good bus network so I figured that if I ran out of steam I could get a bus home).
happy running all !