Having been inspired by JuJogger I made the decision to run this evening. Not having run for 10 days or so (girlie weekend and new job) I was procrastinating as usual! So off I went in my running gear to do evening stables. Ponies fed, groomed and put to bed, my black running outfit is covered in horse hair 🙈 anyone with pets will appreciate (?) the spring shed!
Decided to run from the yard on a route we often ride. Go clockwise because the lane has a short but steep hill (I'm going down it not up it 😁 ) Rhythm is good, Laura checks in at 5 mins. She pops up again at 14mins and suggests I pick up speed. I actually said f$#% off out loud 🙊 but still doing well. Round about 22 min mark I realised the up I had to run was more up than I remembered 🤦♀️ it's a motorway bridge crossing that has a long, relentless incline. At this point the bloody gremlins appeared 😈😈😈 it took quite a mental effort to keep the running action. I was so slow snails were laughing as they passed me 😉 Keep going, cross the bridge, keep going to the tree, keep going to the gate DO NOT STOP running. Through the first gate, climb over the 5 bar gate into the field and head back towards the yard. Downhill now, whoop whoop.
I pass my friends ponies who look at me as if I have completely lost the plot 🐴🤪 and Laura finally says I can walk yay. As I make my way through the yard one of the liveries rushes over very concerned about the really bad sunburn on my upper arms. I had to tell her I had been running and was just very hot 🤣🤣🤣
I'm trying to learn to be uncomfortable. In the past once I get to the hot and sweaty stage of exercise I would back off or give up. But this running lark is going to require some discomfort whilst my fitness builds, but I'm ok with that.
I hope you all have a great weekend
Happy running folks xxx