From treadmill to the road take 2

No kiddos this time, music on and off I went. Ran round my parents village 3 times and was pleased to only feel like I was dying (and therefore check my watch) at 25 minutes! Did the full 30 and the fitbit said 4.2K (take that as you will) but it was definitely better than the last try!

My mental state was hovering between:

Feck it's cold!!!! - Ooooooh I can look in people windows - Did I just tread in dog shite? - I can fart and no one will know (I can't be the only one that this happens to when running!!) - Another sodding hill - HELL YEAH!!!!


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  • Hah, knew you'd do it! Many runners have been thrown by the change from treadmill to the great outdoors. But the tough ones bounce back - well done!

    Sounds like a fun run!

  • Love the inner commentary - has a definite ring of familiarity about it! I also forget I'm 'in public' when I run outside and 'sing' along to my music... I use the word 'sing' loosely - my voice isn't great when I'm not short of breath and bouncing up and down, so heaven knows what it sounds like when I am!

  • Its a tough old world out there ... what with dog poo, broken glass, kerbs, pedestrians, traffic lights and other unidentifiable lumps in the street it can be a big of a challenge! Well done, it gets easier and the freedom of being able to outrun your own bodily expulsions is indeed a bonus! (Not that I'd know of course ... ;-) )

  • Haha! This made me laugh. Well done on making the transition. You'll never go back to treadmill running now. Haha still laughing...

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