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Running after storms


Well, after last nights storms which resulted in the heavens opening and the rain coming down straight like steer-rods (and 4 very wet cats who I swear are all loopy for going out in the rain!!), I opened the curtains this morning and was faced with a very grey day and mist ... perfect for a run I thought. How right I was.

After yesterday's Insanity class my abs were achy as were my legs ... I really dislike lunges and we seemed to do loads in yesterdays class (as well as in Tuesday's Body Tone class!!) ... a run was just what I needed to loosen up my muscles.

I laced up my trainers, and walked out the door, but had to come straight back in as I was confronted by my cat Amber who decided she wanted to follow me ... so I had to bribe her with some Dreamies and then locked the door and ran round the corner as fast as I could so that she wouldn't follow me (I'm sure my neighbours must think I'm crazy at times ... well most of the time actually!!).

The second time I made it out the door, I ran, jogged and walked around the roads where I live with the mist/drizzle on my face, which was so refreshing. It made such a lovely change to not be running in muggy heat or direct sun, plus my hayfever was kept at bay thanks to the weather. I spent my run thinking about what I need to do for work today, but then my mind started to wander thinking about tomorrow and our friend's wedding we'll be attending ... then I started to think about when we got married ... and the fact that I had to stand in a bath of water in my parents hotel room before the ceremony so that my feet would cool down enough so I could get my shoes on!! ... and that it was the first time I had ever seen Matt completely speechless when I walked in ... It was such a magical day for me ... and it's only 7 days until our 11th Wedding Anniversary ...

It's so lovely running early in the morning during the school holidays, as I'm not confronted by parents with toddlers, push-chairs or small children running in front of me ... or parents in cars who open their car doors willy-nilly and park on the pavements (rant over!)

I looked at my watch and realised I'd been out for 35 minutes already, but had already mentally decided to only run for 45 minutes as I've got a busy day ahead, so I ran the final mile back home and who was waiting for me as I got to the driveway ... my cat Amber was sat by the fence!! As soon as she saw me, she ran over and started to rub herself all around my legs, and continued to do so whilst I did my stretching in the back garden.

I was really pleased with my run today, as I managed 4.59 miles in 00:45:47.

Posted by MichelleSmith79 02:19 Archived in United Kingdom

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