|At the Cemetery - I must wear my other sunglasses|
Monday, 3 January 2011
Oooo It's so hard after Christmas
03/01/2011 - Not the first run of the new year, that was a 3 mile struggle on new years day, but still it felt like my first proper run. I'd taken a break over Christmas and stuffed my face with all the usual food stuff and probably too much alcohol as well. So I'm a touch heavier than I was ten days ago and really feeling it. I set off .....slowly. Really found it quite hard going and by the time I reached the cemetery at 3 1/2 miles I felt I might become a resident a little earlier than I was hoping.
Quick pic on the phone and off I set again. Considered going for the seven mile run route but changed my mind and kept to the five mile one. It's amazing how a ten day break and a bit of extra weight effects the running and even though I'd been doing ten milers pre-Christmas this five miles seemed tough. Got home and decided I really need to start pushing a bit as it's only three months till the Silverstone 1/2 marathon. So it's cutting back on the indulgent food, beer and upping the mileage. First challenge of the new year though is to get up for work tomorrow morning. Oh and I miss the snow, odd really, but I do.