I've been out already!!!

I'm very much an evening runner, I find it so hard to drag myself out of bed in the mornings, the thought of getting up extra early is, well just impossible really. I have great respect for everyone here, but especially so for those of you that get up and out at 5.30 or 6am. Well, today I joined you. I normally run on Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoon and 'early' Sunday morning (9am, but mainly coz Alex comes over and drags me out of bed and prods me with a big stick etc, if not it would be Sunday evening). I can't run tomorrow evening, can't put it off 'til Thursday as that would throw Friday and Sunday out, can't do this evening as I'm due at the gym so decided I would have to sacrifice some sleep time and run this morning (coz last week was soooo hard I thought I'd do this morning, then if I failed I could do tomorrow morning as second attempt). Figuring the aerodrome would be a bit too dark to run (see, I don't do before the sun comes up) I plotted a course round the roads up to the aerodrome and back. Urgh, the first 6 minutes was all up hill, gradual for the first 4 minutes or so, fairly steep for the next 2 minutes (only a few yards really, it just seemed to take it out of me). Then it was fairly flat and I got into my stride, apart from the odd moment when I had to pause briefly to let cars go when I wanted to cross (how rude they were to be on the roads when i wanted to run!). So up to the aerodrome, circle round the memorial and back along the roads again. The best bit? Remember that first uphill 6 minutes? Oh how nice to be running downhill for the last 5+ minutes. And I kept going at the end to get back to the bottom of the route leaving just the final uphill climb back home to be walked.

I was very pink faced when I got home, but over the moon as it was lots easier than last week.

Well I've had a shower, I must now get dressed, sort out my breakfast and walk to work..... Bye.


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

4 Replies

  • Well done! My usual route starts off uphill, and it's great to be running back down as you come towards the end. I hope being up so early wasn't too much of a shock to your system, and it sets you up for a great day.

  • I'm usually with you Beads, if it is a choice of a warm bed or exercise I will stay in bed. :-) Sounds like a great run, especially the downhill part! So happy this week seems to be going well for you! :-)

  • Beads, I noticed the pic, are you a lover of beads or do you design them?

  • Yes and yes, though 'design' may suggest a bit more thought than actually goes into them, I 'design', make and attempt to sell glass beads as a self funding hobby. When I'm not running of course.

You may also like...