Hi everyone, it’s been ages I know. Just got out of the habit of blogging I suppose. Still running though… Just about! Been going through c25k again (or e25k as it now seems to be called!) and it’s helping me keep motivated. I had lost a lot of fitness but going back to the programme has reminded me that I’m still nowhere near as fit as I was when I first started!
So I did week 2, day 1 today. I didn’t find it too hard. What I’m trying to do is an easy run day 1 of each week, then really try to push myself towards the end of each week. It’s working and stopping me from feeling bored of the whole thing.
Today was a bit of a joke though. I got up early (well, early for a Sunday!) I can’t lie in at weekends, it really messes my sleep pattern up for the week. Oh how I miss those days when I could sleep in til 11! I pottered about for a bit like I do. That’s why I can’t run weekday mornings- I have to potter. If I ran on a weekday I’d have to get up at about 4.30am just so I could potter about for an hour, spend half an hour looking for my kit, 45 mins run, 45 mins shower and hair dry and then half an hours more pottering before I leave for work! Today, after my pottering, I couldn’t find my headphones- not too vital usually as I don’t really like running to music but important for as long as I stick at c25k. I also couldn’t find deodorant. Urgh. So out I went, already a bit stinky from rushing around looking for stuff, and with music blaring out (Bon jovi, my c25k secret weapon) just to make sure anyone who wouldn’t have normally noticed me definitely did. I’m sure a few people grimaced as I sweated past.
Next week I’m going on residential with my class. I’m quite good at keeping at the running while away- something stubborn in me makes me stick at it more rigidly than I would have at home. When I said I’ll probably go for at least one run a colleague asked if she could come with me. NOOOOOoooooo was my response. I do not run with people. I don’t understand people who do. Why would I want anyone with me? I can’t hold up a conversation. I make grunt noises. I wheeze. I occasionally have to spit. I stink and stream of sweat. I even occasionally break into song. WHY would ANYONE want anyone else anywhere near them at that point? Not to mention the fact that I’ve been running for 3 years now and I bet anything she could still run faster than me! That was the bit I didn’t admit to of course! I’ll have to sneak out really early or really late so no one notices me go. Mwah ha ha my evil plan!
So that’s that. Yes I’m still alive, yes I’m still running. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to jump in the shower before my boyfriend starts grimacing at me like those people I passed earlier!