Sometimes things just all go right!
I was due for a run on Wednesday. I finished work on time, did school pick up, got home, got into running kit, but decided to pop out (in the car) for some milk before running. When I got back it was dark. We moved here in the summer and back then the country lanes were quaint. In the dark they are death traps, no pavement, no streetlight, only room for one car and few passing places.
I pondered my options.
driving to a town for a run? Buying a treadmill?
The next day I decided to do something positive about it and I put my running kit in the car. I didn’t need to do school run after work, so I thought maybe I could run around the hospital before going home, at least there are big streets with pavements and lights! Thursday is one of my operating days so I even took my kit into the changing room and put it into my locker, so I could change straight into it from scrubs.
in the coffee room I asked if anybody could recommend any good routes. ‘We are going for a run tonight – come with us’ I demurred politely – knowing that whenever I have tried to run with other people I am always way slower. But I was persuaded as the people who were running hadn’t run for a while and were picking it back up.
And so we went! Yes there was a big hill which we mainly walked up , and it rained heavily at times. But the views from the top of the hill were great and there were lots of rainbows!
It wasn’t good for my maffetone method as my average HR was 144 and I’m aiming for a max of 130, but I enjoyed it😊 This evening I’m tired though (exhausted!) and going to bed early!
My colleagues said that they enjoyed it too and so we are planning to do it again next week. I’m looking forwards to it- I just need to get my 80% of aerobic running in before then!