The Third Day

I’d like to reiterate what I’ve just said on Twitter and summarise that run in three words: horrible, horrible and horrible.

I realised whilst running that I’d counted wrong, and haven’t actually been for a run in approaching 4 months, so it’s effectively like I never did that 10k last year.

It certainly felt like it did when I first started out last time – painful to say the least. I managed my ‘quick route’ this morning though, one which I did a lot whilst training for the 10k on days when I needed to do some running but just wanted to nip out for a short run.

I also realised three other things this morning. Firstly, I do not have appropriate clothing for running in winter (couldn’t find any non-leather gloves, couldn’t find a hat, don’t have a jacket), which will need rectifying pretty quickly as running in what I wore in August, plus a hoodie, isn’t really going to cut it.

Next, I’ve put my iPhone holder somewhere ‘safe’ which I now can’t find – and it’s a pain to run whilst holding it.

Lastly, I don’t think I realised quite how badly my asthma has returned with a vengeance this winter. The cold air really makes it a lot, lot harder than I had imagined on my chest. Exercise should help.

One good thing though – my new app RunKeeper was really good and tracked my run, generating the stats below…

The Third Day Stats: 

  • Exercise: Running (and some walking)
  • Distance: 2.57km
  • Time: 21:53 (really, really rubbish!)
  • Exertion: Lots!

It can only get easier from here, right?!



  1. 3rd January 2011 / 10:51 AM

    Well done for getting out though! It’s not easy after a break, I’m finding it really hard to get back into it.

    And I also lack in winter clothing – got to get a hat for this cold, I think!

  2. 3rd January 2011 / 10:42 PM

    Yes, it will get easier once you get back into the routine of running again. If you managed to do a 10k last year then I am sure you will be fine.

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