This picture was my finish line this morning. Not a bad view!!! I love my town but when it’s hot, it’s sooooo busy. 7am is the best time to be out, just a few joggers (including me!) and dog walkers.
So, that’s me done, can’t quite believe it! It’s a bit like passing your driving test and thinking, ‘you’ve stopped holding my hand, help?! What do I do now?!’ Well, I completely changed my route today to take in some of the Parkrun route, so that is my next thing. It’s a very flat route, so suits me just fine!!!
As I was finishing I thought I would write down what I have learnt over the past few weeks:
1). My body isn’t old and decrepit! And if you don’t eat loads, you lose weight!!!
2). Runners Bum is a much funnier term than Piriformis Syndrome!
3). Inclines make my Runners Bum worse
4). I need to stop going on about Runners Bum!!
5). My legs are better for longer strides not little jogging steps, so I’ll have to work on that. Funny when my legs are so short, but there you go.
6). Running outside is so, so much better than the treadmill. Go out early so there’s less people about
7). Sarah Millican and Steve Reich are definitely an odd combination, Jo Whiley and Tubular Bells work much better!
8). Don’t wear 25 year old trainers, they are likely to disintegrate whilst you’re running (Week 1 Run 3 I think). Research your new ones and get a gait analysis if possible. They don’t have to cost a fortune.
9). The more weight you lose and the more toned you get, the more comfortable your sports bra and your other tight running gear gets.
10). I can do this, I have done this! I will do my damnedest(?) to continue...
Watch this space...