So, today basically went as follows….
Husband still ill with serious flu, hustle children out of beds, through breakfast and out of house. Slog at work because I needed to leave a bit early. Finish work a bit early to go to hairdresser for emergency highlights ahead of going to Italy on Sunday for work. Come back with hairdresser-fresh hair. Rescue husband from children and put them to bed. Repeatedly tell children to be quiet, stop bouncing on their beds and go to sleep until they get bored and eventually go to sleep. Get dressed for run, including pulling husband’s woolly hat over my lovely new hair. Go for short run in moonless, cloudy dark. Reveal serious hat-hair. Be very grateful that I don’t have to worry about paparazzi.
I’m a bit annoyed that it was such a short boring run to finish the Janathon – somehow it would have more appropriate if I’d done several miles. Much to my surprise I have managed to run almost every day without injury. In fact my only bad injury was when I did stair climbing instead of running! I’ve enjoyed it more than I thought, but I’m looking forward to not having to fit in a run every day. Perhaps it would have been easier when there’s more daylight, but I’ve definitely had days where I would have preferred to curl up on the sofa!
What’s next? The goal for this year is to loss the wobble and get in better shape and, although I’m sure running has helped a bit (I -think- my thighs are more muscular), it’s not really doing much since it makes me eat more. After a bit of thought, I’m going to do less running and try to some muscle building instead for February. I’ve found this 20 minute routine – http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/ – that doesn’t need any specialist equipment, so I’m going to try doing that every other day. On the spare days I’ll keep running, since I want to do a Race For Life 5K this year, or may be even cycle if I can find my bike in the depths of the garage. I’m hoping this approach will mean I’m less wobblier at the end of Februrary. If it doesn’t, then at least I only have to last 28 days!