Wow! I went for a run! :-) :-) :-)
(If you don't know me, I used to be a keen (but slow) runner, but I had to give up, years ago now, because my hips have given out on me.)
My fifteen-year-old, QTKT, has started running during this lockdown. Myself and Mr Flump* did not push her into this, at all, she has just chosen to do it. I mean, we took the girls to the little kiddie-runs that go with Parkruns a few times, but that was many years ago.
Anyway, I have been running with her twice, recently: once was only up to the post-box and back, which is half-a-mile. The next time, we went for a mile-and-a-half, but we were being very strict with running-and-walking: run for a minute, walk for a minute.
Today, she was busy with something (like doing lock-down school-work on her computer, or something), so she did not want to run when I did. So I went out on my own. I just a similar route to the one I had done with her the other day, but I thought that I would stop and walk when I needed to. And I didn't. !!!! :-) !!!
So, it was about twenty minutes. It was very slow and gentle, but hey.
When I got home, I dragged out my exercise bike, in front of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 2. I own *most* of the Buffy DVDs, but not Season 2, so when I found it on Amazon Prime recently, I thought "Right, that is my cycling, for the next few weeks!"
When it was finished, I popped the (depressing) newd on for a while, to take me up to an hour.
So, twenty minutes of running (admittedly, very slowly, but hey, it is better than nothing!), then an hour on the bike.
I am jolly proud of myself. :-)
Plus, it is a Bank Holiday tomorrow. :-) I am working-at-home at the moment, but I stopped at lunchtime today (because with no commuting to do, I have started very early each day - 7:30, and the hours have added up, so I felt I deserved the half-day off. And now I have a long-weekend.
I am very proud of myself. I ran, I ran, I ran! (Ooh, I can feel my bum, though. That is going to be sore tomorrow!)
Right then, as it is a sort-of-Friday-night, I think I deserve a gin-and-tonic. :-)
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