Today the weather was really stormy, blowing a gale. My meeting at work had been cancelled so I had the morning off to do some chores. I walked about 200m between shops and got drenched. As I stepped into M&S water dripped off my soaked hair and it crossed my mind that a more sophisticated woman would have worn a hat or carried an umbrella. Not me! Will I ever learn? I don’t really want to be a Bridget jones facsimile.
So! a surprise morning off. Would I use the time for a daylight run? Most people wouldn’t t put an animal out in this weather! Well I went anyway. It brightened up so I put a hat and a jacket on and went out.
The reason I went out was because over the last few days the number on the bathroom scales has been creeping up. Just before the half marathon the number was nudging down slowly and I wanted to put a stop to the rapid up rather than the slow down. Since the half marathon I have managed to keep up the running but only twice per week. I’ve been doing one outdoor run at the weekend and a treadmill run at the gym to do some speed intervals. Only about 5 miles per week though. It got me to thinking about how much I need to run to keep my weight steady. Well I have the numbers so I thought I’d have a look. 10 miles per week. Now that’s not bad is it? I thought that it would be twice that! I’m sure I can manage 10 miles ( in 2or3runs) and a speed session in a week.
Running in the dark is just a matter of willpower. Yes bed is warm, but do you know what? I’m never cold when I’m running, always hot and sweaty. And 6 am is 6am whatever.
Someone else commented on days till the shortest day – 16 -after that 25 weeks of increasing daylight. Lots to look forwards to!
i hope that you all have something to look forwards to too!