In my last post on 11th February I asked people if they had seen my running mojo. I had no enthusiasm, no ‘get up and go’. I didn’t want to run. It was cold, it was wet and it had been snowing. My legs were hurting and I felt like a hippo – not the best frame of mind to run.
The week after I tried to re-discover my mojo and on Feb 17th set out on a run. I managed 0.88 kilometers. No more will be said about that. I posted on Twitter that I’d had enough of running and was jacking it in. Went away on holidays to Thomas Land 🙂 and thought no more about keeping fit.
Until this morning……
I woke up this morning to the sun shining. It was warm, it was bright and I’d slept well. So up I got – running gear on and out. And boy am I glad I did. What a gorgeous day. I ran 5.06km – just enough to get me back into the groove (remember I’ve been out of form for 2/3 weeks). The problem was at 5K I was about 3k away from my house so having just discovered the new Brynaman cycle path extension I took a walk aong it to stretch out the muscles. After 1.77km of walking I was nearly home but the path had come to an end. So I ran the rest (1.31km).
There is no point to this post except to document to myself that there are ups and downs to running and keeping fit. People have told me that I’m not build for running – yet the Edmondson side of my family all run. I seem to be the stocky one built for snooker 🙂 I’m sure I can run – as can others.
So maybe the point of this post is not to give up. When I read back over the post in a few months I’ll probably laugh at how stroppy I was with my running. 🙂
(A quick thanks to @russellwareham for his kind words when I was struggling to get the trainers back on).