I was tired on Friday and Saturday and slept in late this morning to catch up. I did feel better after 12 hours sleep but not like rushing out for a run. By 3 pm I started thinking about going for a run and wondering how far it should be. I know I need to start increasing my distances, but decided to be sensible and not do too much too soon. I shouldn’t jump back to running everyday, 25 plus miles a week and increase my long runs at the same time if I don’t want to get injured. Long run pencilled in for mid-week! (Phew, got out of that easily)
I finally got out the door at 5pm, after lots of procrastination. It turned out to be a very good run. I Just went. I wore my Garmin to record distance but otherwise ignored it, (apart from stopping it when I had to pause to re-lace my shoes which felt too tight). I ran without music and loved it. I ran to my own beat and took in the sights and sounds of a late Sunday afternoon in London. I assumed I would run at an easy pace but leaving my body to choose what felt natural ended up running faster than my so-called easy or long run paces.
It was one of those enjoyable runs that felt so good and made me think I really should do this every day, all the time. It only takes half an hour to fit in a good quick run after all! Funny how it had taken me 3 hours to make the step out of the door. I only went today because it was day 9 of Juneathon and had to, just shows the power of Juneathon (and Janathon) in forming habits to run regularly (or go to parkrun, or BMF). Thank goodness I can take part twice a year to keep me motivated. And as they say, ‘Motivation is what gets you started but habits keep you going’!
Juneathon day 9. 3.38 miles, 30.53 mins