Swings & Sunshine…

Today I went ahead and tried out the plan I had of getting up early to run.  I didn’t get up as early as I wanted to as I didn’t get to bed until 3am but I was up before 7.  I gave myself a little while to wake up a bit while drinking a cup of coffee and myself and my step-daughter, Little Miss T went out at 8am to this…

Heelands Redway under a canopy of trees
Perfect to keep you cool

When we left the house it was a comfortable 13 degrees C, gorgeous 🙂

Last weeks run was a little tester to see how I would get on after so long away from training.  Today my goal was to try and complete the whole Week 1 Day 1 session of the Couch to 5K.  I wasn’t expecting too much of myself because I thought after 4 months out I would find it really tough, but I am pleased to report, it was great!  I didn’t find it at all tough and I could probably move on to Week 2 but in the interest of my safety I think it would be silly to do that while I am still recovering from the Vitamin D deficiency, so I am just going to start the programme from the beginning and work my way through at a normal pace.  I won’t have finished it by the time Billie’s 5K comes around but I know I will be much better prepared.

My run route is pretty

Little Miss T did an excellent job.  She kept up with me all the way through and seemed to enjoy it.  She is 12 going on 21 and should have loads more energy that me.

The route I run is so pretty so we got some great pics…

Hazy sunshine 🙂
Yeah, I couldn’t resist it 🙂

I must add that I had finished my run and was on my way home when I jumped on the swing.

All in all I am very happy with how today’s run went and I am very much looking forward to the next one.  I could get used to the morning running thing.

Jules 🙂


12 thoughts on “Swings & Sunshine…

  1. I love training early mornings whether it’s out for a run on the bike or in a lake. Makes you feel quite special as few people get to see the first part of the day! Very proud of your return to running – wont be long before you’re joining the main DLRR group! Loving the new blog format too. x

    • Aww thanks Chip. I feels great to be back at it, even if it is ‘take it slow’ kind of training. Glad you like the new format, I wanted someting with colour but I also wanted it to clean and uncluttered, I think the one I have gone with is quite summery too 🙂 Hope you are well x

    • Great isn’t it, all that at the end of my street! I am so glad that you are going to have a go! I just eased myself into it. With the C25K you don’t have to move on to the next week until you feel ready. I can’t wait to hear about how you get on…Good Luck!

  2. Get yourself Instagram for your smart phone and then you could do a little amateur photography as it is clear you have an eye for a good photo.

  3. I`ve started running recently (I`ve never run before!) to stay in shape after loosing weight. I ve done my first trekking (12 km) but now I am just running about 3-5 km every or every second day. More I run, more I enjoy it! hope to do 30 km trek soon.
    Just run and enjoy it!

    • What a fantastic acheivement…I certainly hope I can get that good at it 🙂 I am on a rest day today. but back to it in the morning. Today I am going to kick back and enjoy the Olympic opening ceremony 🙂

      • My current moto is: If I sit more than 4 hours then that day I have to run. No rest for me at the moment 🙂 Can`t wait Olympics, I have two Olympians in Croatian National Handball Team (my brother in law and his cousin). Now you know how I feel about Olympic 🙂

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