Month: October 2017

My first run….

… after at least 6 month of no running was actually quite good.

I woke up this morning, looked outside and what have I seen? Nothing but fog!

Let me tell you, my heart skipped a beat!

So I got my shorts out (yes, even in North Yorkshire and though it is October you can still run in shorts!), my long sleeve, socks and shoes, dropped one baby off at the school bus, the other one at nursery and off I ran over the trails.

I didn’t go very far, as I know you can’t go from zero to hundred and believe me, I did that many times before due to impatience, but this time I thought

Lets be sensible this once.

I only felt a tiny niggle at my knee and had to catch my breath twice after a hill (at least I made it up with 20 seconds of choking, but I got my act together!).

Back home after a bit of stretching I pulled my weights out and trained for another 30 minutes. I am at 14kg at the moment but will increase as soon it gets lighter/easier (my love handles and me are still at war).

At the moment I am totally into dead lifts with different variations like one leg dead lifts (my arms where burning and I really had to concentrate balancing on one leg while trying to watch telly at the same time, *giggles to herself*).

AND a few seconds ago I found another xbionic marathon shorts online for a real bargain which I actually should not buy as money is tight, but hey, it is a BARGAIN!!! I better not mention this beautiful Mulberry handbag which would look so good on me…….

So all in all, a good day.

Franky

It’s my time of the year!!!

Yeah, what can I say? Finally, F.i.n.a.l.l.y…. the summer is over, my summer blues gone and winter is fast approaching.

Other might find the darker hours spooky, but to me, it is pure heaven, it gives me some sort of comfort like a warm blanket…. does that sound weird? Am I a weirdo?! Ah who cares?!

I could dance with joy!

Now¬† that it is getting colder, gloomier and foggier, not to forget¬† getting darker earlier and earlier, I am getting in the mood…. in the mood for running!

Actually I just wanted to get some time off running. Usually that lasts for a maximum of one month, but this time I haven’t been running since February.

Yes, you read right:

FEBRUARY!!!

And the shocking part:

I did not even miss it, nor did I dread or push myself or even feel bad about not running.

I was just too tired, because I started later and later in the evening work. And while other colleagues are/where able to have a sleep in, I have to get up in the morning to get the babies to school, have a nap during lunch (if I am lucky and my youngest sleeps as well) and when I would have a bit time in the afternoon, I have Cash to look after.

But this week I am off work and next week are school holidays which means, I could run this week in the morning after dropping off Cash in his nursery and I can run next week all day before work.

So I am keeping my hopes up for dry weather to ease myself back into running and also hope the best regarding my knees who are always playing up after such long abstinence.

I am looking forward to running around the DT20 route in Reeth and my all time favourite DT30 in Muker up to Tan Hill Inn.

So fingers crossed that my weight training (yes, my dearest readers, I wasn’t all lazy) was a good built up for my legs.

Franky