Saturday, 22 September 2012

Winter Draw(ers) On!

This Morning - Misty and Frosty  
I'm doing quite well at present. I've managed to keep getting out for a run 3 or 4 times a week. I'm doing intervals of walking and running over a 5k distance now. Week by week I'll gradually build up the running time so that by Christmas I'm expecting to be running the whole 5k. That's the intention anyway. And as I've said before - nice and easy does it.

I'm really learning to listen to my body now, especially my legs. I'm not running injured like I used to in the past. I just get tired and creaky if I do too much. So, I might have a couple of days off when that happens and I can guarantee that I feel so much better and stronger after the rest.

It's getting quite cold now that it's officially autumn as of today (I think). This morning was cold, frosty and misty and by the time I got home my legs were glowing. So it'll be on with the tights before too long. (Winter draw(ers) on as they say!) It's a far cry from a couple of weeks ago when I was running in the heat in Corfu. It was hot even at 7.30 in the morning there and because it was warm I was tempted to run too far. I did over 6k one day, which was a mistake really but I recovered ok.

So, it's back now to the increasingly dark mornings and colder weather. But it will be worth it by the time the days start getting longer. By then I'm hoping to be heading out towards 10k. Until then, on we go.......