Pigeon Steps, but Progress

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(they’re chicken steps really)

I am pleased with myself this week. Having taken ten days out to recover fully from the flu that rendered me completely ‘speechless’ for three days, I have been out running again

Perhaps it’s the prospect of longer summer evening runs with friends through the Great Park, returning home to a meal cooked by the lovely Baz. Or perhaps it’s just the fear of not feeling good in a swimsuit on holiday. Whatever it is, I am grateful to discover that I have not lost all discipline

I have been doing only 3.5 miles at a time and I covered just ten miles last week, but I remind myself that it’s ten miles more than I have been doing for the last two years. I’ll work out a new route to get back on target for increasing my mileage and I need to start stretching again, as I realise that I am already developing bad habits. I cannot risk more injury, especially with my megalomaniacal left hamstring already getting edgy (after some strenuous furniture moving last week, which always sets it off)

So, thank you to the very kind gentleman in a transit van who waited patiently for me before reversing on Monday evening, and to the other driver who chose to let me cross the road on my way home in the dark. These small kindnesses remained with me, and are part of why I got up early again to run through the frost on both sunny mornings this weekend, breathing in the delicious air and watching the small birds warm themselves low in the hedgerows. Running this week has been absolute heaven

 

 

 

Author: poshbirdy

Art deco/ art nouveau maniac enjoying a deep and meaningful relationship with alcohol

3 thoughts on “Pigeon Steps, but Progress”

  1. I am so happy you are out running! I use to do that early mornings and loved it. My knees are unable to handle the running now – but I do take my walks. Great post, glad you are feeling better. 🙂

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  2. I admire your discipline. I cannot exercise alone. Well, I can but I won’t bother. I have to have a class to go to, preferably with somebody else, so that I feel I am letting somebody down or wasting money if I don’t turn up.

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  3. Well done you! It would have been so easy to put it off and then put it off and then put it off and before you know it you have put it off permanently. As for the kindness of strangers – it is the greatest comfort and reminder that not all is bad in the world, I find 🙂

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