The title says it all!! 3°C at 8:15am!! You’ve got to be kidding me!! Freeezzzziinnngggg ❄️❄️ I had to scrape ice off the car this morning!!
Still, I donned the gear, with long sleeved running top on, cranked up my tunes, set MapMyRun ready to record added some tissues to my running belt, that was already packed with my phone and keys and headed out the door!!
Bloody hell, was that a shocker 😳 I mean I knew it was cold as I’d already taken my girls to school so knew what it was like but driving in a car is completely different to doing an 8 min warm up walk!!
Warm up done and off I set. Today’s run as going to be a nice gentle consolidation run of 5km.
Since graduating, I keep expecting a brick wall to hit me when it comes to the actual running but so far, and I have no idea why or how, this has not happened and I feel pretty good about it.
I’m running because I want to run, I enjoy running because it clears my head, I need running to balance my life and because I have followed this program, my running is becoming more and more enjoyable with each run that passes.
Running,for me, is not about smashing 20 seconds off my last time or running so fast that I can’t breathe or running hard so that I injure myself or trying to outrun others.
Running for me is about freedom, peace of mind, inner calm, clear headspace, 💭my feet gently kissing the ground, 💋listening to long forgotten tunes🎶 (gotta love the shuffle function), seeing the world around me, 🌎 taking in clean and fresh air, time alone with my thoughts, making never ending to do lists for Christmas🎅🏼🎄🤶🏼, but most of all running is good for my soul. 💆🏼
It makes me happy 😃. It makes me smile 😊. It makes me feel whole ⭕️
God bless those lovely little endorphins and god bless all you wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, encouraging, awesome people on here, who I am proud and privileged to call my FRIENDS 👦🏻👧🏼👨🏻👩🏻👱🏽♀️👱🏼 because without you, I wouldn’t be here today rambling on and on and on and on........
Happy running folks 🏃🏻♀️☀️🏃🏼Now get out there and show the world what you’re made of!! 👍🏼👍🏼