I've read on here that a change of route can be really good for getting through the longer runs but it's very difficult to run anywhere here except round a circular route of the village to avoid the extremely steep roads in and out. For a running beginner, this village is a nightmare.
But this morning I did get a change and quite a shock too - it was still dark and pretty cold when I got up
By the time I'd slurped my cuppa and got changed it was a good bit lighter but it has really got me thinking it's not going to be long before I will have to run in the dark, and thoughts of how I'm going to deal with it kept my mind occupied for most of the 30 mins of running. It was a really good run after the usual early battle with the legs and I was escorted through the woods for about a half a mile by 2 spaniels who are becoming quite adept at sneaking up behind me and making me jump. There was plenty left in the tank this morning after 30 mins so I think I may up the pace a wee bit for run 2.
What? only 2 runs left. Nooooooo. It's not that I'll miss Laura (I started on a different programme so I've never heard her) it's just that it will be the end of my 4th and final attempt at this lifestyle changing journey. I actually enjoy running more than my power walking now and I can't believe I just said that!
More on Thursday