Return of the Lapsed Runner

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Why DO we do it?

I haven't been for a run in 10days. There's been a variety of reasons, mainly just too much going on & too many family demands. I have to admit that there have been little windows of opportunity when I could have gone out & haven't and now I'm regrettin...

Another baby step...

So, a new day dawns & it's time for my next run. The realbuzz challenge says 10min run/ 3min walk X2. I view the numbers with some trepidation after Wednesday's experience but, feet shod, dog in hand (well, on running lead around the waist, but you get...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, one & all! And to get 2020 off with a bang, it was time for a run. Having accomplished 5/3 x 3 intervals on Monday so much better than the previous attempt before the lurgy struck, I was wondering how today's 8min/3min x 2 intervals we...

Finally... !

So today was the day I had designated for my first run since I went down with my vile cold a week ago. I had decided that I'd try 3min run/2min walk intervals as a gentle starting point, with the hope of managing 5 repeats. Even before I opened my eyes...

Tomorrow is another day!

Well now I'm pretty sure I know why Wednesday's run was so hard. About 2pm Thursday, some little blighter stuffed my sinuses with cotton wool; set a maniac loose with a sledgehammer in my head; sat an elephant on my chest and hung lead weights on every...

Oh my Giddy Aunt!

Oh my giddy aunt! That was soooo hard! The wind was eating my ears off, and making me wheeze like Darth Vader; tears were running down my cheeks like a waterfall(that pesky wind again); my knee was a little delicate and my thighs were burning like a fun...

The treadmill is not the same!

So on to run 3! I wasn't sure whether to go Sunday (ie 48hrs after my previous run) or Monday, when the realbuzz challenge said I should. I was still umming and ahhing about it on Sunday morning when friend invited me to go to the gym with her on Monday...

It Was Only A Nano Second - H...

Woke up this morning (Friday) with pain in my right knee. Ironic really, as it's usually been my left one that causes most problems. For a nano second I was tempted to forget today's run. But only for the nano second & then I realized I really didn't wa...

New Start

Let's start at the very beginning...I had always said that I wasn't a runner but in 2015 a friend made me reluctantly agree to give the Couch 2 5k a go. The first session was torture! After 30seconds of an agonised attempt at 'jogging', I was gasping...