Hello fellow Runnerettes,
Having had the most spiffing Xmas in a gigantic house in the Yorkshire Dales with my wife and her extended family, I was ready to run this morning. We drove back yesterday (Sat) which was an extremely taxing journey. 8 bloody hours in the car was enough to turn me into a right grump, so when I got home I drank an entire bottle of Shiraz and ate a bar of wholenut!
However, this morning I was ready. Mrs Dan had bought me some new brightly coloured running gear for Christmas and I was previewing my new long sleeved running top and running tights. To complete the ensemble I wore my new beanie, shoved on some shades and gloves and I was off!
MAN IT WAS COLD! It took me 2K to warm up properly and even then I felt a chill around the walnuts. But as this was my first run in a week I was determined to not let anything get in my way. No snow here in London but the sky was a flawless blue and the sun shone brightly, the river Thames showing off it's sparkly water as the sun beams bounced on the surface. It was pretty beautiful.
I found the run hard. So hard. It's only been 8 days since my last run, but by jove, I was feeling the excess Christmas Poundage being dragged along. In total I ran 7K, clocking in a 5K in 29'31.
January sees a month of ZERO BOOZE! Also to add to this, Mrs Dan cooks ONLY detox meals (from her cookbook she has on the subject) so I am expecting to lose the excess weight gained over the past few weeks. Also, as I did last year, I'm going to use MyFitnessPal in conjunction with running, eating healthily and no booze. I only have 7lbs to get rid of so not as bad as this time last year when I was 20lbs over!
I am hoping you all had happy Christmas's and enjoyed yourselves. Will be back soon with more running fun!