has been a busy month. Not much time for running or blogging, so apologies to people that I normally follow and comment on their blogs if they have noticed my absence! Even so, blog traffic has been a bit light I think, many People must be busy with either work, increasing their miles ready for a spring marathon, or maybe just hiberbnating! Here are my monthly miles
Yes tiny numbers I know!
This time last year I had just run my first ( only) half marathon and I had thought that I would do it again this year and improve my time. It hasn’t happened. Hurting my back in July didn’t help. It took a while to realise how much it had knocked my confidence, leaving me feeling a bit nervous about running downhill
On reviewing my stats it’s clear why I haven’t achieved the things I’d hoped to, you can’t expect to get faster or run a marathon on 5 miles per week. There is a positive message in all this though. Despite my meagre achievements I have changed from someone who doesn’t do any exercise to someone who does! There’s some low level consistency in there!
Now I don’t wonder whether I should be doing some exercise, I think about when I’m going to do it!
Sunday’s run was hard at first, having tailed off a bit this month, but definately worth it. I just had to accept that there were going to be walk breaks, and having given myself that permission it suddenly became easier to keep going! It was a bit muddy though (up to mid shin)- I had to get hubby to meet me in the garage with a towel so that I could strip off and avoid shedding mud in the house!
I’m looking forwards to December. I’ve booked time off work for when Joe breaks up from school and I am planning lots of activities to make the most of the little daylight there will be. I’m already thinking about my new year resolutions, with a view to trying them out in December – iron out the problems before Jan 1st!