We are on the final stretch, its fair to say the last 8 days have been a very moody muddy marcothon. Eventually the appeal of running everyday, sort of ends up being pretty boring! Or rather, the novelty wears off!
Case in point, Thursday morning I had a busy day ahead, driving home to Aberdeen, plans with my Mum or family dinner. The busyness of the last 3 weeks caught up on me, and let’s just say I ended up running at 10pm. Bizarrely, after 2 glasses of bubbles, running doesn’t seem nearly as difficult!
Having said that, it wasn’t all just moody and muddy marcothon week. I had two lovely runs with people from work in and around Glasgow City Centre. Running at lunch never fails to clear my head and help my productivity in the afternoon. It was also a case of celebrations as I finally reached the 1500 mile mark for the year, which was my goal! Over 200 miles more than last year.
Being at home does give me the advantage of being able to do sunset runs. Saturday did not disappoint!
The mood. A really hard interval session called The Countdown. Which resulted in me running 8 miles on a 1 mile stretch. The aim of the session is simple, the time of each intense block of work decreases, but the number of reps increases. By the end your legs are on fire!
The mud? Well Christmas Day. My parents live in Kingswells, so a great opportunity to run along Bucks Burn and get seriously muddy. It was raining, it was muddy, it was great! I love my city centre running in Glasgow, but I also love the ability to just go run in the fields. Get my trainers as muddy as possible and just enjoy it.
6 more runs to go, then 2018 is here, which means the countdown to London Marathon is well and truly on.