New habits

I normally run after work, but I'm going away for a few days so my only chance for a run today was to get up a half hour earlier. And I did it! This running malarky is really addictive! Normally nothing rouses me before 7 am.

I have also discovered that I derive great satisfaction from ticking off my runs - I have a chart on the fridge (very sad I know) and I just love the feeling of coming in after a run and physically ticking it off. Very rewarding indeed.

Now, I'm away until Sunday, so planned to take a short break from running. But just before I left the house this morning, I couldn't leave my trainers at home alone ... so I've packed them! No need to miss a run just because I'm on a trip.

I even have a chart for Bridge to 10k on the other side of the sheet! Now that's ambitious!

All this makes me feel very positive and in control. I'm just so thankful to the NHS for putting the podcasts on here for free, and to all the community here for the support and advice along the way.

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  • Good for you to run while away! I too mark my runs off on the calendar on the fridge! It is such a good feeling to look at all the progress over the month.

  • I made up a set of squares on a sheet of paper, 3 for each week of C25K & coloured them in when Id done the run. did the same thing for B210K & now for my 10mile plan!! Im 43 haha. my 3 girls all have the C25K chart & love colouring in their squares as well. its now part of their runs.

    some people never grow up :)

    enjoy your break X

  • I had a spreadsheet for mine!

  • Wow, I am reassured by all your admissions of fridge calendars/coloured in squares/ spreadsheets! He he :) Actually it's probably very normal to keep track of runs - I'm more surprised at myself as I am normally very undiciplined at record-keeping!

  • I have an excel spreadsheet that I update after every run and a lovely graph from my Nike+. I love it! :)

  • I had a spreadsheet to record my efforts but now graduated to keep momentum have written a list of what runs i'm going do in next few weeks (times etc) and tick that off!

  • Once I graduate, I am hoping to use something a bit more techie, hence my question on the forum about gadgets. I like the idea of graphs and stuff!

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