October is a busy month for me so no posts for a while- but I've been here almost every day cheering, and being cheered by, everyone's fantastic efforts.
I am now running about 5K nearly every other day and I have it under 37 minutes including stopping for gates, people and the odd car. (Although MapMyWalk decided to trick me the other night and shorten the route by 250m!) Anyway last night was strangely emotion. For the last two weeks I've managed to leave work, arrive home, change (still in shorts and T shirt), run and get back before it's really dark. As the sun went down on yesterday's run I hoped I haven't said farewell to evening running. I really don't want to go out in the dark though (I will give it a go). I can't quite see the point. The thing that made me continue to run outside (besides wanting to get fit, lose weight and not give up) was looking around me at the world. What do you do to occupy yourself in the dark? I won't be able to think about the colours, the sheep, the river, the birds, the trees, watching where my feet go. How do you seasoned dark runners do it?..... I must decide whether to try a head or body lamp and get running tights. At least I have Saturdays to look forward to.
PS Has anyone seen the weather scaremongering that's started in our shabby newspapers? This would stop me!
In the news (2016)
SNOW for 120 days: Shock UK winter weather forecast predicts COLDEST snap in five years Daily Express - 1 day ago
BRITAIN is just weeks away from a major Arctic freeze as alarms are sounded to brace for ...
Up to 120 days of snow to blast Britain in coldest weather in YEARS
Mirror.co.uk - 2 days ago
Britain braced for winter of ice and blizzards with snow set to arrive next month
The Sun - 2 days ago
But don't be too scared, remember last winter? This is the Express last September (2015)
"Coldest winter for 50 YEARS set to bring MONTHS of heavy snow to UK"