Hello everyone, well it’s been scorchio here in Italy, not quite the heat levels of last year, but I’m dangerously close to closing my kitchen and declaring it an oven and hob free zone. The heat as we all know is a bit of an issue when running, unlike cyclists we can’t create down draughts when running, so I’d given myself permission to take it easy in July and if I couldn’t get in my target kms, then that would be just fine.
Upshot is as of 31st July, I’ve done 1296 kilometres, putting me about 100kms ahead of my cumulative target. Oh and please allow me a mini brag, I actually ran 186km in the month. Not the best month I’ve ever done, but considering the heat I’m chuffed to bits, especially given some motivation issues.
July was a toughie, with heat, mosquitoes and an absentee mojo, meant it may have been sunny outside, but not quite as sunny in my running world. The things that kept me going, as ever the support of fellow runners, (you all know who you are!), peeking at the forum to see what everyone is getting up to, oh and the creation of the Retro Runners Ska and Two Tone playlist, thanks to the retro runners on here.
On the 22nd August I reach my runniversary of my C25K graduation, luckily for me it is a rest day and I hope by then to have reached the 1400km mark. For those of you who can still remember my random ramblings, they continue apace here:-
Thanks as ever for all the support, good wishes and sponsorships. There’s not many things in life I truly hate (well aggressive broccoli is one of them!) , but I hate Alzheimer’s with a vengeance and my hatred of a horrid, horrid disease that blights so many lives, is a key motivator to keep going to do the 2018kms and to raise money for research.
Oh and please watch this space, I’ll be requesting some ‘toons’ for the next retro runners playlist for us to share.
Thanks all and happy, happy running