I know that no one will ever pick up running tips from reading this blog even though JK has kindly put me on the WHW blog roll. In fact, I'm not sure if anyone picks up any tips on anything but I hope that if you take the time to read my ramblings you are at least amused or get an inkling of the workings inside my head!
I ran (nearly) 4 miles this morning. Not far compared to the distances many of my friends can run but a good run for me. Especially as it included a bit of a walk/run up Laggan Hill in Crieff.
Halfway up looking back
Halfway looking up and thinking 'Shit, it's steeper than I thought!'
I managed to run wee bits of it but one day I hope to be able to run all the way up it. In fact, I'm going to say that one day soon I WILL run all the way up. That's how much my mindset has changed over the last few months.
My shoes are muddier than Gordy's shoes!
Post run snack of chicken, bacon, tomatoes and guacamole on white toast!!
I have a lot of friends who are good runners and for years I've always felt inadequate that I couldn't just knock out 10ks and half marathons easily. But now that I've found something I believe in, I'm training in a completely different way and I find that I'm no longer comparing myself to anyone else. I'm doing it my way and I like the confidence it's given me. Not just in running, cycling or swimming but in all areas of my life. Corny maybe but definitely a different mindset.