For the first time in months I did my longest run yesturday, of 8 miles in the woods. I've had to cut my running right back due to a few health issues but I'm determined I will be training for a marathon next year.
It felt so good to be out in the woods again and see the changes on the path and the trees. Even the gunshots and yells from paintballing ( which usually really pi$$ me off) made me smile. I also don't think the hills ever get any easier, but on reflection I do think it's a challenging route and as I build up again I'm going to throw in some longer runs on flat routes on the cycle path.
I found the last 2 miles tough and realised just how far I need to go to get back to where I was.
On another note I'm up to 270 days on my runstreak. Whilst that's probably mad, I feel a real sense of achievement and I aim to keep this routine for life if I can!! Finding a way to fit a little run in my day has been challenging but it's often a mile, and I go very slowly, and I always feel better after having been outdoors etc...
So watch this space, I'll be properly panthering the longer runs soon and working up to a Spring marathon by the sea 😎
By the way, I so love reading all your race reports and seeing how well you are doing, you guys are all amazing 😎