Happy New Year Everyone!
I'm so excited to be taking part in Janathon for the first time this year. I've just come off the injury bench and a woeful lack of motivation combined with a severe case of the grumps meant that cross training just didn't happen in those five months. As a result, I gained quite a bit of weight (weighed in this morning at a very round 14 stone) and lost a lot of fitness. Hard to believe that this time last year I was starting my training for the Brighton Marathon!
In any case, I'm very glad that Janathon is here as I need all the support and motivation that I can get and this morning it got me out of the door. I have to build slowly to avoid my heel flaring back up again, so today's aim was to run for 20 minutes around the playing field as I am not allowed on hard surfaces just yet.
I got up first thing and walked the dog for an hour. There weren't many people about at 8 o'clock this morning and I felt glad that I hadn't boozed it up the night before as I got to enjoy the countryside at its most peaceful. Got home, fed the dog, pulled together all of the enthusiasm that I could muster and headed to the playing field. Not the most interesting of runs, but I achieved my goal, running 1.68 miles in 20:21. It wasn't fast and it wasn't pretty but it felt great to be back out there and make a start.