Last night I went on my first proper run since having Rufus. I’ve put it off and put it off, but now it’s so light in the evenings, it’s a shame not to make the most of them. I’m quite an all or nothing person, which is one of the many things about my personality I’m working on. I am striving for balance in every aspect of my life, but it doesn’t come naturally to me. I find the idea of goal setting very daunting – if I don’t feel like I’m achieving my best I get discouraged quickly and feel disappointed with myself. This is the main reason I have left it such a long time. I like to set a goal and know that I’ll be able to achieve it – which I suppose defeats the object of goal setting!
I’ve been building up my fitness at the gym by going a minimum of twice a week. Anything over that is as a bonus, and when I have the time I do classes back to back. There is a loop near my house that I know is roughly 5 miles and I decided to give it a go. I always plan my routes on mapometer.com before setting out and like to run my loops in a clockwise direction (talk about being unbalanced). Jared does not understand the clockwise thing at all, but then again he doesn’t understand the fact that I only like even numbers!
I ran 5.72 miles in just under an hour and I managed just fine. Running outside is so much more interesting than at the gym.
All I have to show for it is a massive blister, a few aching muscles and 598 less calories, but I’m so pleased!