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Mini run streak


I haven’t been running much recently and was very aware of it and feeling lazy yesterday when reading my twitter timeline which was full of reports of runs.  Even Jogblog had been out for an early run! So I grabbed some kit, found my garmin and decided to run my errands instead of fighting the Christmas shopping traffic.

I felt so good that when I got back I through about going out again because  I’d only run 3 miles. Instead I decided to save myself for today and while still on a runners high committed to myself to do a mini run streak this week before Christmas.  Nothing as impressive as some on twitter who have run everyday for years or clocked up thousands of miles but just enough to get my running mojo securely back and ward off a few mince pies.  A little bit of pre-Janathon and Pre-marathon-training training!

A few observations from today’s almost 10K run,

  • Hyde Park should be avoided after noon at weekends
  • Winter Wonderland is a blot on the landscape
  • Small children should be trained to walk in straight lines
  • Runners that overtake then stop in the crowd and look up at Winter Wonderland will get me running straight into them
  • Someone needs to pass a law banning the use of extendable leads on small dogs
  • It takes me 4 miles to really get into a run
  • I run faster on the way home

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

8 thoughts on “Mini run streak

  1. ‘Even JogBlog had been for a run’.

    Hmm. I should feel offended I suppose. Except it is a rare occurrence, I admit!

  2. Ha ha, everyone runs faster on the way home! 🙂

  3. I always run faster on the way back too.

  4. Love your list! I am the same – it takes me about 4 miles to get into runs too. I would love to find a way to make children walk in a straight line as it would make my life far less stressful. I do always try to apologise and prevent them getting in the way but I do not always manage it.

  5. Lol. I managed to collide with a small dog on an extendable lead today, so that one definitely gets my vote.

  6. well done! school kids who fill the entire pavement standing chatting and will NOT move out the way really gets me

  7. Brilliant list – all v true. Well done for getting some in before Christmas – it must almost be time for your training plan to start mustn’t it?

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