Well, after the usual fantastic, positive advice on here - I took my obsession for running on holiday to the tiny island of Paxos. It's only 9km by 4km so I can truly say that, with my three early morning runs and some lovely walks I've seen most of it. I think the locals thought I was completely mad though And despite all that I still managed to put 4 pounds on lol
So back home to a few chilly but beautiful morning runs watching the sun rise, where I could feel my tan slipping off - and no more reasons to put off my next challenge. Parkrun.
And I realised that, since starting running earlier this year, I'd never, ever run without music blasting through my headphones. I admit that one of the most enjoyable aspects of running for me is listening interrupted to whatever I want, and I was a bit nervous about running without any music at all and decided not to leave it to parkrun to try it.
So this morning it was. Naked running.
I'm not as noisy as I thought I'd be e.g. Foot slapping, gasping for breath etc. And I think I did actually find my rhythm more quickly then I do when accompanied. But it certainly didn't improve my 5K time and I did miss the distraction at times when I was struggling.
So, no more excuses. This Saturday it is. Watch this large Sazzle shaped space!