#RunEveryDay – Day 4

Yes, I know, I know… another online challenge. I’m not sure if I’ll manage to complete this challenge and run every day in October, but giving up on Day 4 would be a bit rubbish, wouldn’t it?

After running three days in a row, my legs were feeling pretty tired, but my brain was totally up for it! I did consider taking a rest day but having a treadmill in the living room makes that a bit difficult when you’re itching to get moving.

So, I made a deal with myself. I decided to have a short run rather than the usual 5K – that way I would still have a bit of a recovery without giving up the challenge.

Of course, as I was only running 1 mile, I had to give myself a bit of a push and gradually upped the speed on the treadmill every tenth of a mile or so. I realised a bit too late that I could probably have managed to complete the mile in under 9 minutes, but 9:19 was still very pleasing.

I’ll probably do a few more 1 mile runs this month to how fast I can go over the distance. Another mini goal perhaps? Well shall see. For now, I’m happy that I’m still in this month’s #RunEveryDay Challenge.

How’s your running going? Do you prefer to run short or longer distances? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “#RunEveryDay – Day 4”

  1. Hi Kirsten, well done on getting your mile done even though your legs were tired!!

    To answer your question, I tend to favour long distances. I think I perform better over a longer distance and they give me lots of exploring joy as I can go and be curious in more places!

    All the best for the rest of your #runeveryday challenge!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I love those long runs when you get to explore somewhere new too – although I do tend to map it out first, so probably not really exploring but still a bit of an adventure.

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