Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Slow and steady, slow and steady....

I was up at 6am this morning to run my 20 minutes. It was crisp and cold when I started and quite dark, but it felt lovely. For the first time I thought that I might start wearing my gloves to run. My Man bought me some when I was running before and they are cosy. Wherever I run around here there are pesky hills. It drives me nuts !!!!! They are so hard to get up and its demoralising to have to walk. Of course the walking is getting less and I am feeling stronger, but Good Grief ! I love flat and downhill. I suppose I just have to look at hills as strengthening.

I am a bit worried about my 10k race in October. I was hoping I would be further along with my ability by then. I just have to accept who I am, what I am, my capabilities. I know I can get around it, I was just hoping to be able to run it. Still, slow and steady does it. I want to be running 10 miles by Christmas and I think I will be able to. Better to get there steadily than do too much and risk injury.

Its funny, people are starting to say " Oh I saw you out running the other day. Well Done ! " I am going to be a familiar sight around here - a little woman plodding away the miles. By April I will be a lean mean running machine. You think ??!!


emily said...

Slow and steady, right? Before you know it you'll be able to do the hills no problem. (I say "before you know it" but it's not true. You'll know it.)

I'm doing a running program I found on-line. It's nowhere near your level but it's great for me. It's really slow which is great b/c of my asthma. It's training my lungs as much as my legs.

I came here right now b/c I need to go run and I'm having trouble getting off my butt. I ate some popcorn instead. I should really go move.

Sarah said...

Thanks for that Emily. My Man has asthma - its horrible isn't it ? Keep going with the running and I know what you mean about the lure of popcorn and the computer ! S