Running by moonlight - W8r2

Hunger meant that eating had to happen when I got in from work, rather than running, and given the potential slipperiness this evening I was in two minds about whether I'd run later. Eventually I decided I'd brave it, since it wasn't raining, and even if I didn't manage a full run, ten minutes would be better than nothing. So kitted up and lit up, off I went.

The moon as shining brightly on the light dusting of snow, and making everything look beautiful, but it wasn't as cold as I'd expected. The first couple of minutes were easy enough, then Cedric the Gremlin woke up and started with the self-doubting routine. I ignored him though, and concentrated on breathing. For once I also remembered the suggestion of using a manta, so I had a play with finding a five-syllable one which worked for me and fitted with my breathing. Then 'Julie' came on, and my mantra changed to 'oh no it's - Julie' ๐Ÿ˜„

By the end of Julie, I was heading round the cul-de-sac a second time, and knew that by the time I'd done that one and the second one, that would be half way. The second cul-de-sac was start inning to get slightly icy, so I was cautious, but it was all ok.

Round the loop a third time, and getting tired, but the end was in sight. I cut the icy bit short and went further down the high street to finish off, discretion being the better part of valour and all that ;)

So all in all a good run. Not particularly fast, but I was more bothered about not slipping, and getting round it all, than with trying to set any speed records! My knee was twinging a bit in the final walk, but has been fine since and will hopefully be fine tomorrow... One more week 8 run this weekend, then the end is really in sight..! ๐Ÿ˜Š


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  • Wow, well done, and what a lovely post. I'm glad you showed Cedric who is boss. I remember getting to the point where I'd had enough of "You and Julie" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Happy running towards graduation...

  • There are lots of songs which I don't remember very well - particularly from this late in the plan - from previous attempts at completing the C25K. But Julie. Oh, she's a legend, and she's stayed with me. :rolleyes: ;)

  • Wow, it really is. Just four more runs.

    Got to admire you going out. If I'd come home, eaten and then thought about snow and slipping, I think the couch might have won!

    Looks like we better get the baubles and bubbly ready :) :)

  • Not quite yet - the knee is twinging a bit today, so I might step it back to two runs a week for the next couple of weeks, just to make sure I'm not about to have to stop as soon as I re-graduate! ;) But I'm determined to get there, no matter how much longer it takes. I'm going to do this...! :)

  • That sounds like a good plan (though I'm still tinkering with the baubles) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Not long now, you're doing great!

  • Well done, nearly there! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Well done - it's cold out there but you did it safely!

  • Slow and steady wins the race ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Sounds like a very sensible run. I love the idea that any run is better than no run and I often use that to get me out the door if I'm not feeling up for it. Nearly back to that 30 minutes. The congratulations from Laura at the end of the W9 podcast never gets old. :)

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