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Today Was A Good Day

At 0805 am, my friend Marion collected the kids and they were off to school as usual.  I had arranged to meet her later at the Atlantis Bar just across the road for 0900 am, so I had enough time to fit in my run.

Arriving at 0824 am, I managed the first two laps comfortably within my stride. It was 19C and just the right temperature for running – I felt good as the cool breeze blew gently by.  The sun came out halfway through the run and although I felt a little uncomfortable – 30 minutes later, I was glad it was over.

Now I need to improve my stamina so that my legs can pound the track even longer.  Perhaps not a tall order after all.

Yes, true to say – today was a good day!

Get Out There Rain or Shine

Got the kids off to school at 0800 am and I hesitated to get into the car and drive to the outdoor sports track.  Why was that?   It was raining cats and dogs again, but it wasn’t cold at all, quite pleasant really only 17C today.

I decided not to let this call of nature keep me indoors, after all,  I’ve coped with rain, sun and not to mention snow in the British Army participating in cross country championships that the other servicewoman weren’t too keen on doing –  – no big deal – are you kidding Jenny?  My superiors talked me into doing it.

Get out there girl!

Anyway, today was a good day for me – although I didn’t know it at the time.  I ran not four laps as was the norm but five laps!  That’s something to get excited about – almost 5 km.

It’s amazing what goes through your mind when puffing and panting – with the funky iPod music pounding in my ears – a six footer guy jogged fast me – he made it look oh so easy.  I, in turn, compared my thighs to his – thighs half the size than mine.  Sugar, Jenny, run another lap and shake it off!

I felt exhausted after 3 laps, but moved into gear during the fourth lap then realised that I could just about manage another lap.  Exhilarating!  What a feeling – you know the Flashdance track?

Finished off with step-ups to the “Don’t Talk” track – I couldn’t talk – I was shattered.

I’ll be out again . . .

Pounding the Track

I started thinking about the running track yesterday (Sunday 11th November) or was it the day before?  One thing’s for sure and constantly on my mind, I know that it’s the cheapest way of getting fit instead of going into the fitness studio – just look out of the window and what do you see? All that open space, so this morning I was out on the track at 08:27.

The first lap is always worse for me – admittedly not much fun but rather laboured as usual.  By the time I got to the second lap, I thought I might manage an extra lap rather than the normal four!  For a split second or possibly longer, I felt a spring in my legs.  But quicker than I had imagined, my legs gave in and I couldn’t pound the track any longer.  I checked my Nike sports watch and it was 08:49 am so almost 4 km and twenty-two minutes later – I stopped.   But I shall be out on the track again this week.

I Am A-Running

Monday 5th November 2012

Well folks – I took a week off from my fitness regime because of the school Half Term holidays and dreaded the thought of going out for a run this morning.

At about 08:30, I jumped in the car and drove to the sports track.  I started running around the track very slowly with thoughts of building up my stamina and struggled to lift my legs up one by one but plodded on anyway.

The iPod music spurred me on and I felt kind of cool!  With the gentle breeze blowing in the air and the odd whiff of car exhaust, I managed to focus on pushing through that urge to stop and wondered how long it would take before I’m able to truly enjoy this running experience.