So near and yet so far. For various reasons, mostly because after all the stress of the last year, and because food blogging is bad for your waistline…. I decided to give myself an exercise challenge. Take 30 minutes exercise a day outside of the normal dog walking/ horse riding/ farm checking routine.
So the initial plan was to try to run most days. But time is always an issue in our house, between the day job, the baking and the family commitments. That meant the only way to fit it in during the week was by getting up a half hour earlier.
I love Snapchat (j3n1p) and love seeing the snaps of @healthyfitbella getting up early for her spinning classes. She said one of the only ways she can get up and get out the door so early is by getting her gym gear and leaving it right beside the bed, laid out. And this is what I do too. No excuses like not finding socks. And at that time of the morning (I go at 06.30) my brain hasn’t kicked in yet, so the internal arguments only 0ccur when my runners are on me.
30 Day Challenge
Days 1 to 10 were a breeze. I went away day 14 for a mini mini break with some friends so those days were a struggle as I was so tired. Day 17 I felt I was finally starting to get some pace, mind you that was the day I really was feeling rotten and every step on the way out was a struggle. But I try when running to concentrate on the moment, not on the bend ahead or on the finish line. Just the moment. And really it’s about the only time I do this.
My better half is also doing the challenge with me, but is a natural runner. Just seeing him lope along makes me a bit* green with envy. As I go nowhere fast. Sure it’s the taking part that matters, isn’t it??
So what now for the next 8 days? And after that? Well, we’ll see. For now I’m just living in the moment.