It was my birthday yesterday ( my 63rd. Interesting that children and old people like to tell you how old they are!) So we had gone out for a meal and a couple of glasses of vino last night. Not ideal preparation for a run in the morning. I had an early night and wakened up this morning 45 minutes ahead of the alarm. It would have been easy to turn over but instead I got out of bed and put on the running kit I had laid out the night before.
I went to get Laura but she must have had a bad night too because when I turned her on her battery was dead so I had to leave her at home. I set off without her and with only my phone so that I could time my run.
I set off at a very moderate pace and completed the run without incident. I could have run for longer and I could have run faster but I decided that I wouldn't do either which meant I was running within myself. There will be plenty of time later if I decide that I want to go further or faster. When I have run in the (dim and distant) past I seemed to be obsessive about running for longer and faster till in the end it was taking up too much time so I stopped altogether. I want to keep this going this time.
I am still very much the fat lad at the back and I do need to get some weight off. But I am running albeit slowly.
For the record today's run was week 8 run 1.