Got up this morning on my day off (only now work 3 days a week ). Cup of tea on the sofa with dog watching the news. Thinking what other people at work would now be doing :). I knew I really needed to go out today. I haven't "run" for a week. I'm not quite sure why not, but have no real excuse. Mental musings this morning went something like this... It is a lovely morning, but can't really be bothered. I think I might use the treadmill (we bought it last year and used it in the Winter when it was always too dark after work). It's easier than getting all the stuff together to go out and run. But then dog enjoys "running" - would be a shame not to kill two birds , as it were - but I really can't be bothered. But a pity not to take dog out - a run on the treadmill would be a waste of a dog walk/run. but I can't be bothered, but that's silly. If I'm going to run, I might as well go outside and please dog as well. Before the "can't be bothered gremlin" got back to me I was off the sofa and getting ready - sports bra, jogging trousers, poo bags, garmin, phone, headphones, dog treats. While I was still upstairs, the dog was getting excited. How do they KNOW?
Anyway I'm so glad I went out. I'm redoing C25K and on week 8. We went into the woods. I jogged VERY slowly for 30 mins, and actually enjoyed it after the first 5 mins or so. Because i went so slowly, I managed the quite steep up and down muddy inclines, without feeling awful. It was nice and cool, but sunny - dappled sunshine through the trees on the muddy paths, covered with tree roots. We covered 5k altogether in about an hour, including the 30 min jog, so, as I said, VERY slow, but it was nice - the sort of outing that makes you want to go out again rather than trying to go faster and hating it. And we now have a very contented dog fast asleep on the sofa nursing one of my trainers which she has retrieved from the hall.