...to run before breakfast today. Inspired by the many early morning posts I have read just recently, of folk trying to avoid the heat of the day, and with the long school holidays ahead of me, what a great idea! I did many of my earlier C25k runs in the early morning but as my distance increased and runs became longer it became trickier to fit them in before work, so I tend to run either later in the day, after work or late mornings at the weekend or on days off.
Anyway, off I set this morning, prior to my morning cuppa 😩 and with only a hurriedly snatched half glass of water and strawberry to sustain me! Don't know whether it was the time of day, the lack of food or just the humidity at present, but after a couple of k, I knew it was going to be one of THOSE runs! Nothing in the tank, felt really hot and just hard work all the way round. I even gave myself a short walk break, which I don't normally do.😠 Kept to a pre-planned 4.5k circuit out on the local bridleways; lovely and quiet, trails to myself with the exception of a couple of early morning dog walkers and yes, it really is a very beautiful and peaceful time of the day. My niggly hip is definately better so I guess that's a positive, so hope to get back to my weekly long runs soon as I haven't done a 10k for a good few weeks now☹️. Hopefully, we will get a break from this humidity soon, too. As for running before breakfast - will continue to add this to the mix during the hols and see if it's easier next time out! Happy running everyone! 🙂