Somewhere between my Running Slow post and today my 5km became 4km and then 3km where I seemed to settle. This was over a period of 10 months and then it happened, the unthinkable, the dreaded, unwanted, ever more difficult to shake off weight gain! A whole 4 kilograms! *Screams* No rocket science involved that less calories burned with the same food and wine intake equals weight gain. Urgh!
Before I realised there was all this extra weight running around with me, I started getting shin splints – seriously painful shin splints which needless to say did not help my times and it took me the better part of 2 months to figure out buying a pair of inner soles for my runners would solve the problem. Oh, joy of joys, it was like running on air. Bliss. Soon 3km became 4km – yippee. See, the 5km excuse at this stage is its winter and gets too dark for me to be out that long – that’s my legitimate reason. You believe me right?
Speaking of winter running – what a pleasure, I find summer running incredibly draining – the heat is just too much for me, even though I am a summer lover, just not for running. Makes sense right?
Anyhoo, seems I am back on track which is awesome. Here’s to being back up to speed with my 5km daily runs before summer gets here, oh, and I seem to have lost 2 of those 4 sneaky kilos. 🙂
How’s your exercise routine going?