Hello running friends!
I know, I know, it's been a while... I'm sorry I'm just not brilliant at posting sometimes.
So what have I been up to since I last posted?
Well... more of the same really, running for between 25 and 40 minutes, but with one small blip And do bear with me on this one, it's relevant, honest! About 3 weeks ago I got a new bed, one of those with a matress topped with memory foam. I didn't even know that was a thing. Anyway, the next run I had to slow down virtually to a walk after about 4 minutes, not because I was tired or out of breath, but because my lower back was really hurting. After another couple more runs of the same, I realised it was probably that I was getting used to the matress, as apparently that's a thing with memory foam.
As well as that, before I had chance to recover fully, the weather got bad and life got hectic... again. But now my back is fine, I'm used to the bed, it's not raining for a change, so off I went, with some trepidation since I'd not run for about 10 days or so. I decided I was going to do a run I thought I could do. When scrolling through podcasts to listen to, I stumbled across Laura's version of C25K. I did consider running week 9, but thought after a break and some back issues, I should play it safe, so I did week 5 run 3, for old times sake.
I am very happy to report that I needn't have worried, of course I did it with no problems, and at a decent pace, so maybe I'm not as hopeless as I thought I pushed myself for the final few minutes too, and was still pleased with how quickly I managed to recover back to normal breathing.
Oh - and I'm assuming they have to go for royalty-free music on the podcasts, because wow, that music choice is "interesting"
Anyhow, enough from me for now, happy running folks, and I shall report back. I'm going to try to run more frequently if I can, as that would really help me, I know. I was talking yesterday to the vicar at our church, who runs marathons and things, and he was saying he runs most days whatever the weather, so I think a visit to get some better clothing is probably called for!!
Till next time