This morning, marks the last run for July ’09. This weekend, after my nightshifts, I’ll kick up the number of laps around the ol’ school oval, and see how I go.
My running adventure has been a case of ‘So far so good’. The knees aren’t playing up, I haven’t passed out, and my motivation is still surprisingly strong. I’ve been quiet happy to get up early, eat the breakfast of champions (a banana and a cup of coffee) before ambling down the street to the oval, do some quick warm-ups then stagger out my 10 laps. This morning I managed to get through all 10 laps without slowing down to a walk at any stage. This is in stark contrast to my first run where I ended up walking at least 3 laps!
I’ve been greatly encouraged at how quickly my fitness level has increased.
The best part about running though, is the amount of ideas I seem to get while I’m pounding round in circles. Inspiration for writing projects, jobs at home, family stuff just pours into my brain. Unfortunately by the time I get home, it’s like I’ve been struck by a huge Stupid Stick, because I can’t remember most of it. The answer: carry a notebook and try jot down stuff on the run… that should be an interesting exercsise. Will let you know how it works out… if I can read the writing! 🙂