Holiday challenge

This is going to be my first postgrad tester - I have been doing  30 minute runs at least twice a week, but still feeling it's quite hard and a mental challenge - now off on 2 weeks holiday and I think I will need huge willpower to keep the runs going and the gremlins at bay. But if I fall off the wagon now I can see it will be one excuse after another. Today I am determined not to miss a run, but after a late night in a jolly bar and a few sherbets it might be another matter…...

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  • Are you going away on your holiday?  Running on vacation is a great way to explore new areas.  Much more fun than your usual route.

  • Don't fall off the wagon! You'll only regret it. My running kit is the first thing I pack when I go on holiday as it's fantastic to explore new areas. Love it! Come on, be adventurous and keep the running up, nosey around, take a few photos and post them here. Just run slowly with no pressure and enjoy them. You ARE a runner after all! 

  • Pack those running shoes.... stay on the journey! I agree with runswithdogs , very exciting running in a new place. and whilst on holiday!!! JaySeeSkinny  posted some great piks whilst she was on holiday in France, of her runs...!

    I cannot wait until I head to France in the summer..I have got my new summer kit all ready and waiting to be packed!

    " Motivation is what got you started... habit is what keeps you going..."

  • I'm sure you're right - habit making is the way forward. Thank you.

  • Agree with the others - keep going, just think about all the effort you have put in already to the programme. I found it easier to go for a run when I was on holiday a couple of weeks ago. It was nice to run without the pressures of usual commitments waiting for me at home! I felt more relaxed. Best of luck....

  • Definitely agree with the others about exploring new places on a run. It really does help to keep your runs fresh and exciting. I was in Swanage, Dorset last weekend. As a new graduate, I'd been feeling like you about my post grad runs. Well, I decided to get out for a run on Sunday. So glad I did! Running around country lanes with cows giving me strange looks was just the tonic I needed. So take your running gear with you and go explore! I've run with a hangover; not pleasant but you can do it, you'll feel better afterwards. Promise😃

  • Hi whereabouts in Swanage did you run? i was up Durlston myself Sunday morning it's a great place for a run and not too busy yet.

  • I was staying at the campsite in Herston. Really beautiful setting. Swanage is lovely, didn't make it to Durlston, but friends did and said it was really lovely. I'll have to check it out next time. Lucky you running up there, bet it was fab!

  • Many thanks for all the encouragement, I am thinking positively about new routes and new scenery and my trainers/kit is packed! Hope to get back to you with a photo.

  • Glad the gear is packed - it really is worth it. You feel very virtuous afterwards and it is a great way to explore the area. I loved running in France, but we were there in a big group, with a dog as well. I made myself "responsible" for the dog walking and ran with a beautiful springer spaniel (fortunately very well trained). As the dog had to be walked it had to be fitted in - which I must admit helped! 

  • Oh if there happened to be a springer to take along that would help lots!

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