Well, here I am, mid February and just back from my 5th run since Christmas! Let's hope the comeback lasts more than 2 runs this time.
So to put it briefly (oh yeah?)....
The Good: It was sunny and about 8 degrees (YESSSS!!!!). I was out there and not on the couch. I did not have any coughing fits (unlike at the aerobics class I tried last week - the extra 6 days helped a lot there).
The Bad: I only managed 15 minutes of Stepping Stones, a distance of 2K which is OK at the very slow 150bpm pace. Last comeback I did 20 mins so that fitness must have ebbed away somewhat. However, 15 mins is stil 15 more than I could have attempted in September last year
I'll try Stepping Stones again on Sunday with a target of 25 minutes (ie all except the last fast bit).
The Ugly (and you may wish to look away now): I have a pair of Adidas capri length tights. They are a specific colour that I had to order online (long saga but my daughter gave me a t-shirt that doesn't go well with black etc etc and now I have 2 shirts and the tights in this grey/blue colour). HOWEVER...... when I run in them they start to fall down in a "builders bottom" kind of way. I'm pretty sure they are the right size (ie quite tight) but they only have a thin strip of elastic around the waist. Of course it's the kind of elastic that's sewn in all the way round so I can't just make it shorter. As I run further (pulling them up as I go) the "problem" improves (doubtless a feature of the wicking material if that's not TMI) but the first 10 minutes really aren't a pleasure and this by itself probably shortened my run more than either legs or lungs. I suppose I'll have to ring Sweatshop for advice but any ideas from here also welcome...
One PS which is a Good consequence of the Bad (short run) - when I got home the dustmen had just arrived in our street 4 hours earlier than usual - and so I had a quick sprint home to get the bin out (much to the driver's amusement). If I'd done a longer run I'd have missed them and in the land of 2 weekly collections you really don't want to do that
Hope everyone's having a good week - at the moment I don't feel that I deserve the Graduate badge but hopefully I will again soon.