First complete week of my January challenge to do at least three runs a week. In December I ran a mile only half a dozen times, and haven’t done 5k since the end of October.
Saturday – mile run: 15 min 36 s
Monday – mile run 15 min 17 s
Wednesday – 15 minutes stair circuits (very, very tedious, but avoided the cold, dark and wet) – 40 times up and down, including the landing
Friday – 15 minutes stair circuits
Today (Sat) – two consecutive mile runs in glorious sunshine (took off fleece, coat, hat, gloves and binoculars after first mile): first mile 17 min 7 s, second mile 13 min 58 s, and feeling good at the end of it. Very pleased with myself. Now wondering whether the Garmin just malfunctioned, but it did feel a lot faster, and curiously, easier. Beginning to remember that I do actually enjoy running once I’ve settled into it.
I ran in a city park, and it was lovely watching children learning to use their Christmas presents – several very wobbly in-line skaters, and new bicycles and scooters. Only a handful of runners, but lots of walkers, which made me feel as though my slow running was really speedy. 🙂 I also enjoyed the sight of a wedding party having photos taken (men in white suits – very jazzy), and then seeing the hugely stretched limo in the car park.
There was a lovely technicolour sunset on the way home. I took quite a few pictures with my phone, but overloaded it, with the result that it now won’t let me download them. This one has arrived here via being sent to my daughter’s phone, and she then emailed it back to me. My phone won’t let me email. However, I do now have the internet working – a couple of hours ago that was refusing to cooperate too, and I was getting seriously fed up with technology.