After an enforced 3 week break (cold, pesky cough that wouldn't budge etc) supplemented by all the usual goodies at this time of year (mince pies and a litre bottle of Baileys being my particular downfall), my new, heavier (about 5 lbs) self finally made it out again this morning. I didn't really have any idea of how much fitness I'd have lost so I put Stepping Stones on the ipod and just decided to go as far as I could.
Well - thanks to Garmin not finding its satellite for 15 minutes (perhaps it has also been having fun and not wanting to work again-does anyone else's Garmin suffer from this?) I have no idea how far I went, but I did manage something over 15 minutes of running, which I felt could have been worse.
Now I'm seeing blogs from all my buddies here saying they're going to start B210K, I'm feeling rather left behind as it's clearly going to take me a while to get back to pre-cold levels (PB was 5k in 34 minutes using Stamina) This running lark has unleashed a new competitive nature I never knew I had. I know I'll never be a fast runner but I do want to think I'm doing as well as others like me.
Oh well - as we all say no run is a bad run so I did at least get out there. On a positive fashion note my new 3/4 tights should be arriving from Sweatshop in the next couple of days. I haven't bought from them before but they had no problem in me buying 2 pairs (different sizes) and they'll even send a freepost label so I can return the ones that don't fit! This is despite the item being in the sale. Always happy to promote what looks like a good business.
Have a good Thursday all