I have a big run plan set for 2022 , lots of events in the diary culminating in the big marathon I seem to have been training forever for due to covid and foot fractures. I am quite excited but I am by no means a natural runner . I twist and turn between love and hate over and over. If I could transcript my thoughts during a run I think they would read strikingly similar to this .
WAKE UP : Wow brand new day , have a run scheduled best get it done first thing so it’s out of the way and I can’t make excuses up to myself not to run.
GET READY : arrrgghh where the hell are my fave leggings ? The ones with the deep pocket for my phone and aren’t too tight on the tummy ??? My god sports bras and sizeable boobs are hard work . I’m going to struggle to get the bra off once it’s on ….hmmm maybe that guy was right when he said I was the wrong shape to be a runner …right I am good to go , wonder how cold it is and if I need a little jacket, ah no I’ll work harder if I’m a bit chilly will soon warm up!
30 MINS LATER : Sat in full run gear sat on the sofa staring at the wall, daydreaming .
30 MINS AFTER THAT : Still sat staring at the wall daydreaming .
OUT THE DOOR : Ooo should take a pic is a run still a run without photographic evidence ?? Man I look a bit rough , why did I choose such an unglamorous hobby ?
FIRST MILE : I effing hate running , hate it !! I could be on the sofa eating crisps right now .
My trainers feel a bit strange maybe I should just go home.
Knew I should have brought my jacket maybe should call it a day and head back.
Arrgghh wrong playlist ,I need Missy Elliott right now this is total bs !!
What is even the point of running , it’s just getting from A to B just a bit faster.
My bra strap is rubbing that’s not good maybe I should get a new sports bra and hold off running until after that?
I honestly just don’t think it’s meant to be today ,let’s just stop and go home
Think I’m going to give up running anyway,stick to yoga!
ONE SINGLE FOOTSTEP OVER A MILE :
Isn’t running the most amazing thing , I feel so great right now! I just bloody love running , maybe I’ll do more than one marathon ….oooo maybe next year I could run like half a dozen , maybe I’ll do an ultra!!!
END OF RUN : Yes!!! Check out this running high , I feel amazing . I’m going to do some strength work this afternoon , probably a yoga session, maybe even a HIIT class as I feel so strong and amazing and unstoppable .Just sit of the sofa and drink my water then back to it.
30 MINS LATER : Sat on the sofa in (now pretty gross) running gear ….staring at the wall , mustering up the energy to run a bath.
You see what I mean , not at all a born runner but I try !!
I’ll never be speedy (I blame the pesky boobs) but I’ll be there ,giving it a go !!
Here’s to a no covid cancelling , injury free run year!!!