Quick update on what I’ve been up to:
I joined a gym. I made a half marathon training plan. I signed up for a 10km run on 3rd Jan. Christmas happened, which distracted me from my training plan. I went on two walks over the Christmas period, one more of a ramble through woods and the other a frosty 5 mile loop of Box Hill (this year’s location for the annual Christmas Walk).
I’ve been trying to run a few times a week and it’s getting slightly easier and more enjoyable with every run, even on a treadmill which I used to hate. I’ve switched from listening to music to listening to podcasts and discovered is makes time pass so much more quickly! I’ve also been trying out the Strava app instead of Nike Running but don’t completely trust Strava as it seems to think I run a lot faster than Nike does…
My mission for January is to purchase hiking boots, something I’m a bit nervous about as the comfort of my feet over the next year will depend on them… And once my feet are in some good boots I can start planning some training walks!
From next week I will try and post weekly training updates, mainly to guilt-trip myself into making sure I don’t miss any workouts!