Saturday! Time for parkrun, or volunteering, or getting out for a long run… or not feeling 100% and the weather being lousy and just about managing a 30 second plank before bed. You chose.
Even shorter than yesterday. 10 leg lifts on the stairs on my way to bed. Yawn.
Day 18. Um. Think I managed a 60 second plank. That’s it.
A run. After work. In the dark. On my own. Mmmm, not so inviting.
A chance to finally try out the chest torch I bought myself? Oh well, s new gadget – now you’re talking!
5K later, after running in our dark little lanes I can say the chest torch is a huge hit. I could see at least 50m ahead of me, I could see my Garmin, and traffic definitely slowed down (and one car even stopped) because they could see me coming so clearly. I felt brace and safe. Also, I felt extra hardcore when it started sleeting on me. Running with chest torch
As today was a day off from work, I had planned a day doing lots of useful stuff. This included a brisk run straight after breakfast to get the day started well.
Sadly, reality meant that I enjoyed a lazy lie-in, and when I finally thought I might pop out for a run, the onset of a hail shower soon dissuaded me to put it off until tomorrow.
So 30 leg lowers before bed it was, and the promise to get out for a run after work, in the dark, on my own, tomorrow. Yeah right!
So, buoyed up by the success of yesterday’s long run, obviously today was going to be another Janathon success!
In a parallel universe, after yesterday’s long run, I was so pooped I could only attempt a plank, and only hold it for 45 seconds. Which do you think was the version that actually happened? !
(That’s a long run by the way).
Finally up and out today, for a 7 mile up and down run, through woods, along paths and down fields. Whilst it’s true my nose ran more than I did (i.e. constantly), I did find a new footpath to try. It turned out to be less interesting than I’d hoped. I also demonstrated amazing willpower in running past my own house with my Garmin showing 6.5 miles in order to round it up to a respectable 7 miles. Impressive!
Yay! Saturday! A day of lie-ins, trips to town, and dinner out.
Oh and panicky late-night planks because I’d forgotten about Janathon until I was just about to crawl into bed. That was a close call!
It’s Friday, a day off, I could actually breathe, so thought I’d better try a little run.
5K around my usual route, at a very steady pace, and I was very pleased with myself. Doesn’t take much!
I can’t believe I still have this sniffly cold, but I do. So still taking it easy, with a 70 second plank.