… I actually managed to get out and go for a run!
I finally feel well enough to get my running shoes back on and get back out there.
I am not sure my chest/nose would agree as I had to stop a couple times due to the cold air but I am happy I managed a run.
I did manage to go to the gym a couple weeks ago but picked up a horrible cold following my flu and it has only just managed to go.
I realise my Hokas didn’t do me any favours last year and as much as I love them I admit they hurt my legs and feet.
My old Nike Lunarglides were doing a good job on the treadmill at the gym so I decided to hunt around in the sales for a new pair.
Once again I picked a very bright pair (these are Lunarglide 8’s – when I started running they were Lunarglide 4’s!). I like bright shoes and to be honest you tend to get a bigger discount on the outlandish styles.
These neon pink and yellow trainers cost me £40 – the navy blue equivalent were £110!
Anyway, I did enjoy the run but was sensible and didn’t over do it. I had a couple walk breaks and am pleased with how I got along.
I don’t have any maps etc to share as I wore my Apple watch but you can see the stats I did log on Strava.
It’s been so long since I’ve been out running, it took a while to find all my kit! In fact, even getting the kit together was putting me off and I nearly convinced myself not to bother.
The fact I invested in the shoes helped as it gave me an incentive to break them in.
I am glad I did and shall see how I feel so I can prepare for my next run.
I was amused by my attitude to running though as the photography has definitely had an impact on me. I have spent many an afternoon wandering around where we live trying to find things to photograph and I couldn’t help but spot the odd thing that caught my eye.
Maybe I should ease off the pressure for great times and pace and instead concentrate on simply enjoying my runs and catching the odd snap when I have the urge (with my iPhone, there is no way I will go running with my camera!).