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Running after a break ...


I've been quiet for the last few weeks, as I've taken some time off and had a break from running ... but I've come back to running with more determination than before ...

Last week, I ran twice ... the first time was on the Monday and managed just over 4 miles (which I didn't think was too bad after a break) but I sure felt it the next day in my legs. I then did my second run on the Friday, and found that I was able to run 6.26 miles (10km) which I was thrilled to bits with, especially as I managed this in just over 01:03:00. The only thing I hadn't planned for when starting back running was the fact that I like to run around 08:00 in the morning, and the children and their parents are taking them to school at this time, so I've had to "re-learn" how to navigate around the pushchairs, erratic children (who can't seem to walk in a straight line!!) and the dogs that the parents like to take for a walk to the school gates.

Oh how I've been spoilt over the Summer ... no children or parents on the pavements ... no having to dodge cars by running in the road to navigate my way around said parents and children ... plus I haven't had anyone try and run me over either ... but that is all set to change now that the schools are back!!!

Today I've been for a nice 5.36 mile run in 00:54::08.

I started out in the rain, but that soon cleared up and I managed to finish in the dry (well the weather was dry but I definitely was not!!). I managed to dodge the parents and children on the school run, the dust cart doing the usual Monday morning rounds, and I even managed to avoid the endless amounts of dog mess on the pavements that seems to be getting worse the wetter and cooler it gets (one of my pet hates and it really winds me up!!).

I made it home without any hiccups, and was even met by my sweet girl Amber who wanted lots of fuss whilst I was stretching in the garden.

I love my runs, and now that I am able to run for longer (and not walk quite as much as I used to) I've learnt to love it even more that I thought possible. I've got a busy week ahead, but always make sure I get my runs and exercise classes in the diary at the start of the week, because if you can make an appointment for lunch, then you can make an appointment to do some exercise ... even if it's only for 30 minutes!!


Posted by MichelleSmith79 03:19 Archived in United Kingdom

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