Wednesday, 2 January 2013
But today saw me brave the elements - a dark, grey and damp afternoon - and dust off the trainers and get outside for a run. No excuses, I had the time, the weather was as good as it was going to be and I had the clothes. Simon had bought me for my birthday in December some new running clothes - gloves, hat, leggings, cold weather top and a lovely bright pink jacket.
So off I set with no great aspirations other than to get outside and get moving again, even if that meant just a walk I would be happy with whatever I could manage. But I surprised myself, after a quick warm up walk off I jogged and you know what it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I kept giving myself little targets...get to the end of the road, pass the houses...and although I didn't run all of the time, I managed a combination of short runs and quick walks, I completed 2.35 miles in just under 37 minutes and burnt off 336 calories.
And after all as my visit to WDW is only 230 days away I need to get training in order to accomplish my little dream of being able to run around Lago Dorado at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in the Florida sunshine!
So for anyone out there thinking about going out for that first difficult run stop thinking and just do it. Whatever you manage to do is better than doing nothing, don't compare yourself to others just do what you feel comfortable doing because the person who'll feel better for it is you!