Still, I knew that if I didn’t do it today, it would be harder later in the week as I prefer to run when there’s no one else around. It’s just a confidence thing, I know, and I’m sure that will pass as the running improves over the next few weeks, but for now I’d rather not be seen by too many people. This will be more difficult mid week as I will probably have to train in the evenings, so getting two runs in at the weekend is important.
So, just before 7:30am, I got my act together, donned my running gear and headed on out to another cool dry morning in central Hove.
It was still a bit windy, so I decided to avoid the beach and run along one of the main roads. As with yesterday, there weren’t many people around, although I did see a couple of joggers, runners and a group of cyclists who looked like they were training for something. It made me feel a bit less self conscious to know that most of the people out and about at that time were doing the same as I was.
The session itself was pretty good and for some reason I enjoyed the second half of it more than the first. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I was running along a straight road and then turning back, or maybe I just got into my stride a bit more. I don’t know. But it felt good. Challenging, tiring and uncomfortable at times, but good.
I plan to have a break for the next couple of days and do Day 3 on Wednesday. Hopefully I’ll still be feeling motivated by then.
Have a great week!
At what time of day do you prefer to run? How do you get yourself motivated when you’re feeling tired? Share your thoughts and tips in the comments.