(Quick photo of the very dark, yet gorgeous view this morning which has absolutely nothing to do with my post but which I thought it was pretty enough to be shared)
Hi everyone. I hope you're all well, staying safe and still enjoying your running no matter what stage you're at. It's been a crazy couple of weeks since I've posted or been on the forum but sometimes life gets in the way. On the one hand, I've had the stresses of redundancy/ redeployment meetings, job applications and tier this and tier that. On the other hand, I've had the absolute joy of getting to grips with consolidation runs and completing my Cancer Research Marathon Challenge raising over £230! It has certainly been a roller-coaster of a fortnight but overall, I feel positive.
On the running front, I did consolidation 8 this morning. I've been really enjoying experimenting with pace, learning where my super-comfy, comfy-but-still-challenging and faster-than-normal paces lie and seeing how my body responds or recovers. I've tried running in the evening though my preference is still in the morning before work, and I've alternated between 30min runs and 33-35min 5ks so as not to push myself too much too quickly. I am still using the app to keep time and am still running in my usual spot but now that I'm not worried about my apps cutting out due to no connection (people were checking my fundraising page's Strava stats to see how I was getting on), I think that using my own time and trying other routes are my next steps in the consolidation process. My mind has even started wondering about the 5k to 10k bridge but I'm going to give it more time yet till I feel ready for that one haha!
Anyhoo, I just wanted to drop you all a quick hello and I can't wait to catch up on how everyone's getting on 😁 x