Another good run - unexpectedly so, after last night's indulgences!

Another good run - unexpectedly so, after last night's indulgences!

I didn't run yesterday as I was going out in the evening and didn't want to fall asleep in my pudding. However, we ended up not eating anything last night, so this morning I wondered how 4G&Ts and a slice of daughter's verychocolate cake might act as fuel for today's run. I had the obligatory couple of cups of coffee and a couple of slices of cheese (you know the Leerdammer/Jarlsberg stuff? Very easy to snack on) and headed for the heights.

The first bit was hell. I was tired, hadn't much energy and it was ever so slightly uphill. But I did all the usual tricks - just to that tree, just to the end of this song, just to the next minute - and did 20 minutes. Hooray! I then walked for a few minutes and started to run back, thinking that at least I'd done 20 minutes and anything else would be a bonus, and I gave myself permission to walk if I had to. And do you know what? I didn't need to! 20 minutes again, all the way back. Mapometer reckons it was about 4.55k. Now, I know that 40 minutes for that distance is very slow, but I don't care - I'm back on track!

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  • 40 minutes running sounds pretty good from where I'm standing! Lovely picture too. And leerdammer is yum.

  • Well, two x 20 minutes - but I'll take that! Given that I haven't run properly since the end of October, I'm chuffed as a very chuffed thing :)

  • Well done you, that's fantastic. Wish I could still run as far, anyway it will come back. Well done and enjoy the little things like the cheese, you deserve it, oh with some wine too lol ;:-)

    James

  • Thanks, James - I thought it would take ages to get back to running 30 minutes again, after such a long break, but today went better than I expected. So it will come back for you too - just keep going, and I hope you enjoy your next run. Oh, and cheese and wine, thank you very much :) Can I pour you a glass too?

  • Oh yes please, however I had prob too much last night ha ha, oh well I'm good in the week :-)

    Have fun and thanks for the support, will let you know how I get on !!

  • Yay!! Well done you. I'm jealous.

  • Thank you - I'm lucky to be able to run occasionally in such nice surroundings, although it does worry me slightly that if I drop dead it may be a while till someone finds me :)

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