Two Lovely Miles

Last week I managed to run Two Lovely Miles.

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It’s quite a thing for a starter-againer, like me, to be able to run further than the end of the street! I’m still running on the treadmill, but I’m slowly building up the distance and really enjoying the buzz of seeing more added each run.

Although I’m looking at the miles, I’m actually working in kilometres because my trusty treadmill, upon which I’m running exclusively at the moment, is all European and modern, like. Rather than try and convert things as I go, it’s easier to post in metric. Today I’ve just run 3km, which sounds much further than I actually ran!

I’ve discovered that I’m happier as a morning runner, rather than as an afternoon or evening runner, which is ok so long as I don’t pound the treadmill too much and disturb neighbours! A former neighbour actually once ran out into his back garden, wondering what the strange banging was coming from our cabin at the end of the garden and if I was OK! I must be heavy of foot when all the time I thought I was a fairy-footed! My Dad always used to call me Fairy Elephant for the way I went up and down stairs!

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By this coming weekend I should be up to 2.5 miles, so now I’m wondering about the possibility of a 5k race to give me something to aim for beyond managing to run 3 miles. I briefly considered the Edinburgh Winter Run in January, but the fact that you ascend and descend Arthur’s Seat during the race probably isn’t really what my neurosurgeon meant  when he said run on level and even ground!

the-festive-five-1024x1024.jpgWomen’s Running magazine is running a virtual 5k called Festive Five, but I found myself faltering when filling in the application form and wondering if I wanted the medal or just the chance to run a 5k race and, perhaps surprisingly considering that I have a page here dedicated to my race bling, I actually think it’s having a chance to just run with others which is more appealing. I might change my mind, but I think I’d rather run a race and get a T-shirt than run a virtual one and have to prove I’ve done it. It’s food for thought.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Two Lovely Miles

  1. That’s the stuff Julie. Great to hear of your continuing progress. Do you have a Parkrun nearby where you could run with others without any pressure until you get race fit again?
    I’m a morning runner nowadays. I love to get out there and watch the sun rise.
    Carry on the good work…..

    1. Thanks Gordon! No, no nearby Parkruns and I work Saturdays anyway.
      I don’t actually like running in the company of others, but I do like seeing how well I can run in comparison to others! It’s the reason I’m not in a running club. I don’t run like other runners and I don’t want to, so I’m happier being a solitary runner who occasionally ‘races’.

  2. Brilliant to see you out running again, I have watched over time your struggles, but! You are getting there, well done you, I look forward to your next post. Keep on running!

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