...only a few runs earlier in the year when I was still living with my parents.
I’ve got as far as packing my running gear when I go to stay with TMTIL but it’s always for more tempting to stay tucked up in a cosy bed with a warm man!
When I have the children I need K to be here to look after them and she often starts works very early. As her shift pattern is never the same it’s hard to plan in advance!
I’ve decided to retire this goal as I have my half marathon goal to post under and I don’t want to duplicate.
I love it. It’s good for me. It feels fantastic and makes me happy.
Yet the negative things in my life, like alcohol and cigarettes drag me away, along with the pull of my comfortable bed.
I know it will only take a shift in my routine and I’ll be back to it.
I can’t live right by the sea and not run along the cliff top and down by the ocean’s edge for heaven’s sake!!
Very nearly went back to sleep this morning as had had an extremely unrestful night but something made me get out of bed and get those trainers on!
Ran on the cliff top today and my speed Was slightly easier to maintain with fewer inclines. Ran 4.11k in 30.33 – an average speed of 7.26 min/km.
I’m really pleased that I was able to run for half an hour without much difficulty. When I first started running I had to build up from 2 mins and gradually increase. It seems that although I haven’t run in a long time I seem to have maintained some general fitness through walking etc.
Hoping it won’t be too long before I can pick up speed.
Today though I just enjoyed being out of the house early and running alone in the morning sun with my thoughts…
Managed to run for 23 mins 17 secs which I’m pleased with for my first attempt in a long while! Only covered just over 2k so really was only barely a jog but it’s a start!!
Average speed 11:34 mins/km – my PB is 5:48 mins/km so my target will be to get back up to where I was before. I’m not in any rush, it just feels good to have dusted off my running shoes at long last :)
....but until I’ve given up smoking there’s little point in trying.
Every time I see someone running is pulls at my heart strings. I need it and it’s a strong incentive to quit!