Well... What time of the week is this to come into the Corner! I really do apologise!
What a week... Small runner in training Monday... mad whizzing around with Winterval prep' Tuesday...then Small one's parents got called for their boosters, four days early on Wednesday.. so, small one here again .. THEN an attempted scam on Mr Of's computer, yesterday... merry go around time!
I did get a short run in on Sunday! Yes I did.. short and sweet, with no need for speed or distance
I did it and I felt so good. No pushing at all, just soaking everything up... smells sights and sounds; which got me thinking!
Uh oh! I can hear you saying, but worry not this is fun
When I started running I realised it was all about more than running. Running was the best bit, of course, feeling fitter, happier and healthier, but also, the running gave me chance to revive my love of language and writing.
Over the years, it had taken a back seat, life, work, family growing, etc. But when I began running, I began writing and logged and wrote about nearly every run I did and have done.
So, absorbing everything around me, has become a habit. I spend such a lot of time looking around and jotting the ideas down in my mind as I go, that it is no wonder I am so slow How many other folk stop and run on the spot, in the middle of a HM because they are looking at the view?
Many of us starting C25K have our own techniques for running, sometimes to get us through the trickier bits... some give names to folk they meet... funny ones. ( not out loud obviously), some listen to podcasts, or music, some give names to trees and bushes and things. I know that for a fact that there is a bush, in a park near Leeds that is called Oldfloss, ( is that right, ( Mummycav )?
Some write lists, plan meals in their heads... or like me, they make up other words to well known songs. I have loads of ABBA tunes with odd words
I have written loads of song posts and Winterval is an incredible time to make up words to Christmas songs as you run along
AlMorr pipped me at the post with his post on alternative Christmas running songs His suggestions are great.. I came up with, Garmin's Ping. Are you listenin'? To the tune of Winter Wonderland
So this week ( sorry, the last few days ), I am setting a challenge.
Besides wanting to know what you incredible runners have been up to this week, I wonder if anyone can give us some alternative Christmas running song titles, and could we, maybe, get a few written for us here
And , to get you in the mood.. here, ( as they used to say on a well-known children's programme), is one I wrote earlier
To the tune of...When Santa got stuck up the Chimney...
When our runners head out in the winter, they head out wet or dry.
In wind and rain...its always the same,
You'll never hear them cry,
It's much too cold,
I'm feeling so old,
I'm thinking that I've got the flu.
When our runners head out in the winter..
It's something they just do.
When our runners head out in the winter, it might be damp or dark
In sleet and snow, just see them go,
In town, or fields or Park.
There might be hail,
There might be a gale,
A storm might be blowing through,
When our runners head out in the winter
It's something they just do.
When our runners head out in the winter, they dress up to be seen,
In high viz' gear, it's really clear,
They're focused and they're keen
Their goal is to run,
It's so much fun,
Who cares if the sky ain't blue?
When our runners head out in the winter,
It's something they just do!
Yes... it really is an ear worm! Sorry!!!
Please, ( when you get time...ha ha), do let us all know how you are doing? Whether you are getting the runs in, walking or exercising as and when you are able.
And... please let us share what we all run to, or with and if anyone has any wonderful ideas for some Christmas related running song ideas..
These are very, very tricky times for us all. We and the world are at the mercy of this new Covid variant. We need to take care of ourselves and those we love. So when you are out there running and singing this song as you go, please, stay safe .
I just remembered, at this end of another lovely, but longish, unexpected day, with small runner in training, that SIX years ago to the date today... I Graduated from C25K.... it was a wet winter night, yet alive with the lights and sights as I ran through the darkness. I bless the day .. Doesn't time fly
What an adventure