Sunday, 23 March 2014

Running

This morning I completed my first training run outside. So far, I've been using my best friend's gym pass and going on a treadmill, but it expired on Friday. I am not someone who likes spending money on the gym because I'm not going to get enough use out of it, and if I'm honest, I'd rather buy clothes or makeup! Anyway, this means that any training I do for the Great Manchester Run, is going to have to be outside.

I set my alarm for 7:30 this morning to go running. I was tired and quite frankly, wanted to remain in bed. However, the sun was shining so I went anyway. I have found some ongoing country roads by my house and my run this morning was absolutely glorious. I felt the warmth of the sun, was refreshed by hail and rain, and saw some beautiful views. It was also really nice to see other runners and cyclists out this morning, all of who greeted me as I passed. 

I am not a runner and have always been cynical when others have been running and finished 'feeling wonderful'. However, this morning I got that. It was so nice to escape and just be. Although I finished with soaking wet hair, freezing cold feet and dirty shoes, I managed to run 4 miles this morning and felt amazing.
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hannah said...

Wow, 4 miles! Congrats lovely, I can't even imagine I could run a mile! How did you start training? Did you just to decide to go for a run one day or have you been doing other things to help too? xxx

Josie said...

Well done Sam, what an achievement! xxx

D A I S Y said...

4 miles on your first outdoor run; congratulations ! I really admire your dedication to dragging yourself out of bed at 7.30am to run in the cold...the boost when you get home after a long run must feel great. Probably why so many people run as a hobby! Daisy x
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