Don't tell Laura, but I'm running every day I've foolishly signed up for a thing called a RunStreak, whereby you start running on Thanksgiving and run one mile every day until New Year's Day. I wasn't sure if I could do it (I'm still not sure, to be honest), but I've said that if it knackers my legs, I'll stop. I've been running for nearly 3 years now on and off, never far or fast, but I reckon even I can manage one measly mile per day.
Or can I? There are things I never considered. For a start, you have to be fairly organised with getting running clothes processed. I have quite a few tops and leggings, but it's the ForthBridgeBras that need to be washed on a regular basis. The other thing is that if it's a busy day I will have to go out in the dark, or - heaven forbid - the rain. Now, I'm not a tough type, more of a fair-weather runner, and I have been known to go for days without a run in the monsoon season. But now, I'm going to have to. And what if it snows?
Of course, you can do more than one mile a day, and I fully intended to do longer runs as well. But so far I just... haven't. Oh, there are reasons. Thursday (when it started) I was pacing out my mile, trying to find a well-lit route that would be okay in the dark and has flat pavements that I wouldn't trip up on. Friday... what was I doing on Friday? Oh yes, Friday I set out at 7am because I was on an early train down to London for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday I was with friends in London and I ate and drank too much so I was waddling more than running. Monday was recovery day, today was... you get the picture.
So this is proving rather challenging - and I'm only on my 6th day so far. Only another... 30 to go. Wish me luck!