Today's run really was nothing special. It was quite a lot later than normal, but that's because I'm tired, the weather's windy... and I just couldn't face going out earlier! I think when people hear that I run every day, they imagine that every day is easy. That I always fancy a run. Y'know what? I don't! I know I'll regret it if I don't go, as it's always a feeling of achievement to finish any run... but some days, you just aren't feeling it. And while most people might go 'yeah, I'm not bothering', instead I find a way to get myself out of the door and running.
After all, once you're out there, you're already part of the way to completing that day's run. Which is a whole lot more progress than if you'd stayed mooching around the house!!
So, today was a short one. Just enough, not too much... but it did the job. After a terrible night's sleep (again!), it took me ages to get my energy levels going today. But, a bit of fresh and free outside, and that definitely helped. The thing that surprises me is how much I like running at night. Okay, so I miss running in the day (but today is the shortest day so it all gets better from here!), but there's something about that cocoon of dark and quiet that's a bit special. You see the world in a whole different way. The pavements are quiet. There's barely any traffic. There's little hustle or bustle and when I'm motoring along, I feel far safer than if I were walking on my own at night.
Obviously, however, I have a physio appointment tomorrow, so none of the above happened. I didn't run. I didn't get trapped in my long running top when I forgot to take my Garmin off my sleeve. My hair didn't look like a spring mattress factory explosion when I finished. And I definitely, definitely didn't discover how good The Rolling Stones 'You can't always get what you want' is for running up hill.
Nope, none of that. I was resting. ;o)
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