Saturday, 19 October 2013

It's Wonderful To Be Back

I was driving down one of my running routes only a couple of months ago thinking about how I used to run that way and that I'd probably not be able to do that ever again. So to be able to be out running again and now running without walk breaks too is simply wonderful. I ran to the point where I was thinking that, last Thursday morning and then all in all ran 4.5 miles. It was the longest continual run I'd done in about 8 years.

Not only am I running but I feel fitter than when I used to run before. Studying and trying to put into practice the chi-running form has meant that I'm running without injury. No more shin splints and rice(ing)! I've just got to build up the distance. Having walked for months with an injured foot has meant that my left hip sometimes hurts. But I'm doing exercises to sort that out. And running in a more relaxed way is helping too.

Being able to run again I'm able too to enjoy the scenery especially out in the countryside. But a glorious sunrise can add even to an industrial or residential landscape. Below are a couple of photos I took with my phone last Thursday. Unfortunately my phone crashed after I'd taken one of them. By the time it booted up again Endomondo had recorded a 40 second kilometer. Can't even do that in the car!

Here's where I ran and the photos:

Sunrise over the Leeds/Liverpool Canal

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