A few more running bits and bobs.
- I have included wrist weights to my daily running in the hopes it will help the old arms a bit. *
- I am very slowly in minuscule increments improving my times. I was hoping I would have improved a little more by now but as Pete reminds me, at least I am being consistent. I have managed to run 5.2km in just under 40 minutes (39min30sec)
- Running is a really good stress reliever. I cannot tell you how often I have been thankful I can go for a run after somebody has subjected me to their drama.
- It never ceases to amaze me when people drive passed me or if somebody is in their driveway when I am running by, how they all seem to get a kick out of yelling “come on, faster, lift those feet”. Why do they find it so amusing?
- I have come to the realisation I am not a graceful runner nor do I look like a runner. No matter as I am the one running as opposed to all those with opinions who sit on the couch, alongside those who tell me to run faster. That sounded a little nasty, sorry.
- I am able to munch on a few naughties without too much guilt as I seem to be running it all off, phew! :-) I can’t quite satisfy my appetite like I used to and eat loads more and for the first time in over 40 years, I am craving carbs! John would be so proud with the amount of pasta I gobble up.
- For the most part I am running 5km with each run which is great and I have settled into a routine of after taking a day off, my first run is about a minute slower than my best time then my second, third, fourth and fifth (sometimes sixth) runs, I get a little faster with each run. That’s my method, not sure if it is right or not but it works for me.
How’s your exercise programme going?
* I have subsequently bought heavier wrist weights and running with an additional 2.3kg has slowed me down a bit. I am now running 5km in about 41 minutes, all after just cracking the 40 minute mark. Hope to get back there soon.
PS. I will tell you soon about a 7.5km trail run Pete and I did – it was awesome!