Despite only being 3° outside and with a frost still on the ground, I was very much looking forward to getting out there this morning.
After an Open Day at Brighton University on Saturday, which meant getting up at 5am and returning home at 7pm, and an afternoon of family fun yesterday, I was raring to get out there and run as it had felt like ages since I’d been out there.
No extra layers but I did put my running hat on and I was very glad that I did.
The ground was frosty ❄️, the air was crisp 🌬, the sun was out ☀️, the park was absolutely beautiful in its autumn colours 🌳🍂🍁 and I loved every bloody minute of this run 💕🏃🏻♀️
Everything felt great. My pace. My breathing. My running. My life. My inner peace.
This was the best post graduate run that I have had and it’s one that I wish I could store somewhere and play it back every now and again when I’m feeling a bit ugh 😑
Six months ago the very thought of getting up and running on a frosty morning was, well let’s face it, it wasn’t even a flicker let alone a thought but now I welcome these slightly chilly, frosty but beautiful mornings with an anticipation that children, young and old, have for Christmas Day 🎅🏼💕🤶🏼
To everyone out there that’s thinking “Can I really do this?” “Can this C25K program really get me running for 30 mins without collapsing into a heap?” “Is running for me?” then the answer is YES!! Yes, you can. Run because you want to. Run because you can. Run because of the health benefits. Run because of the freedom it gives you. Run because your mental health will improve. Run because you’ll sleep better but most of all run because sooner or later, you’ll fall in love with running and you’ll never ever look back and think “Why did I think that I couldn’t run?”
Hope you all have a great running week, whatever you’re all up to 😊😊😊