my first post for a while. Have been plugging away at my running, getting out when the twins allow.
In the last couple of months I've discovered 2 things that I like, first off the Zombies Run app. Mostly, since graduating I've been running t and listening the week 9 podcast. It was getting a bit boring. I had tried running whilst listening to some "talky" podcasts but that either resulted in/coincided with me struggling to finish runs for a while.
I gave Zombies Run a try a couple of weeks ago, setting it to shuffle a playlist made up of the contents of "101 Running Songs". I found it really good. The mix of music and someone popping up now and again to talk to you is reminiscent of running with Laura. The story element is good to, giving you that "I wonder what happens next" feeling when you've completed a mission.
Both times that I've listened to it so far I've comfortably managed 5K, not at any great speed, but I had only managed it once before - the whole struggling to finish a run thing came up just after that first time.
The other thing I've discovered I like is running tights - there I've said it and I'll say it again - I'm Peter and I like running tights!
Originally I bought a pair from Aldi back in the autumn. Was never actually sure that I'd wear them (me in lycra??) but with winter coming I wanted to have some to hand just in case.
Just before Christmas, when the weather turned chilly I gave them a try. I found them pretty comfortable. Was a bit self conscious but running at silly o'clock and a long t-shirt that covers things up meant I didn't have to worry.
Not being a little bloke I'd bought XL size from Aldi, but did find they felt a bit saggy and always felt they had the potential to fall down (not helped by my having torn around the drawstring by being ham fisted). So a few weeks ago I popped in to SportsDirect and picked up a pair of Karrimor ones, size L this time.
Much better fit and much more comfortable. So much so that I went back the next week and bought a pair of their thermal ones as well.
I think I shall miss them when the weather warms up and it's time to go back to shorts! lol
I also managed to make it along to my local parkrun in Banbury. I didn't take part, I stood and watched sipping on a coffee I just wanted to see how it all worked and see the route.
Hopefully, sometime soon, if the stars are in alignment and the moon is in the eighth house, I might actually get along there complete with running togs and take part.
Although seeing the route has now made me think whether I should get some trail shoes for that mix of tarmac, cinder path and grass/mud.
Hope everyone is well, apologies for the bit of a ramble!