Running with a purpose

Somebody, sorry I can't remember who or find the post, put up a link recently with some ideas of how to motivate yourself. One idea was to run to where there was food, so I took on the suggestion but used my train tickets for our Saturday jaunt to Bath as the spur to get me out of the house.

So, at half past seven off I trotted down to my local station to pick up the tickets from the machine. I took Laura with me and replayed run 2 of week 5 as I feel I have lost some confidence. Anyway, it worked out ok. I got the tickets then ran on from the station down to the boardwalk that runs along the river. Trotted to the end of that and retraced my steps back home. It's uphill all the way home and there were some walking breaks but I covered a good two and a bit miles. Best of all, I think my confidence is returning. :)

Happy Thursday, everyone :)


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  • Brilliant run! Great idea 😀

  • Thanks. It was such a different environment from my usual running area. Think that helped.

  • It would! new scenery is a good idea as you are so busy taking it in that you don't notice the kms ticking by ☺

  • Brilliant well done. Your right about running with a purpose. I like running on my 2 days off down canal and or local lakes. But Wednesday I ran 6K along canal to edge of city centre to donate blood then meet some old work mates to scrounge a free lunch.

    The only downside is finding somewhere to have a wash after. I managed to have a wash down at work. Sometimes I will run 4K to work (usually cycle). I only do a part time cleaning job so can manage with a quick scrub down ! Swinging that mop in addition to cycling or running gives me a purpose and ensures it keeps me fit.

    Also different routes and lengths gives variety and chance to test my pace.

  • We have been jumping in the car in our running gear to find some different places to run. Have been to Bushey Park and run past Hampton Court and also a loop along the canal path in Guildford.

    I do prefer to do my 'real' training runs on my usual course though.. 😄

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