You hear that body? You're a runner!!

After our last run body agreed to no wine last night and thankfully no-one suggested chinese. So this morning body was zinging to get running, although if I'm honest waking up at 5am when the alarm wasn't due to go off until 6.30am was a little extreme. Needless to say I made body wait until 6.30am before we left.

So off we went body, me and Laura for week 6 run 3, our longest run ever. Warm up went great however I soon realised I was freezing. No like a little cold but proper cold, brrr... I was glad to get running. 5mins in I was feeling a little bit warmer and very glad there would be no walking today. When Laura said 12.5mins I was quite impressed on how I was feeling. Head up, looking where I was going. By 15mins I'd lost the feeling in my hands and arms as they were seriously cold.

As we came round the last part of my run I noticed something strange with the river. Was that really steam coming off the surface? Did that really mean the freezing cold water coming straight off the hills was warmer than the air temp? Then I noticed the frost on the field. Brrrr....

One minute to go said Laura. Why don't you see if you can go faster? Fat chance I thought and then body said, 'What a great idea, let’s go' and there I was sprinting!! What an amazing run. Mind you if I'm keeping this running stuff up I better get some warmer running clothes. I've only just thawed out enough to write this blog.

Oh and the best thing about the run? Yes you guessed it SHE CALLED ME A RUNNER!!! How cool is that.


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10 Replies

  • Well done! That sounded seriously cold, I was looking at some running gloves recently (wicking type material) might be the very thing for the cold mornings. Congratulations at officially becoming a runner. :-)

  • What a fab story:)

    Congratulations runner!!!

  • Brrr, just reading that made me feel cold! Well done on completing Week 6. :) I think some gloves are definitely going to be necessary on the cold mornings. In fact, I posted a question about cold weather running kit just a short while ago.

  • dead impressed i'm just about to head off to the gym for my W6R3 im tried and could really do with a kip but had toast & marmite an hour ago so time to go wish me luck i'll be thinking of you as i attempt the same monster run .....well done you

  • Hope it went well.

  • Well i did it ain't we brilliant - put it there "RUNNER" x

  • Well done. I knew you could. It's a great feeling ain't it?

  • Runtastic! yes i think we are runners now - when are you doing the next one- mines monday evening - good luck any way i'll be looking out for your posts x

  • Tomorrow morning and I've just been and bought gloves and a long sleeved top so I don't freeze. I'm really looking forward to it.

  • i'll be watching for your blog ...good luck

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