Since my last post, and my last proper run.
But I am still exercising, but am just riding Bernie more, especially on weekends. As far as possible I ride to and from work, and try and squeeze in some running (albeit much shorter distances now).
I still love running but in all honesty, a lot of my initial enthusiasm has ebbed because of a few things – with the main being – I didn’t run for myself.
I had listened to well-meaning friends. Some of the advice was awesome (make sure you get enough rest, don’t just run but listen to your body, get the right shoes etc…). And as it is with life, you get the bad, along with the good.
The worst, for me, was joining a run group.
I really love running alone, or with a friend. I can lose myself and just keep going. When I am plugged in the music dictates my steps. And sometimes the sounds of the awakening dawn put a smile on my sweaty face.
I don’t know why I had even gone for group runs.
The petty jealousies and rivalries between different run groups, the spamming on social media channels and chats, the dangling of product discounts offered to this but not that person within the group – it’s really all so silly and really, I just want to run?
It’s not all that bad, of course. I met a few great people and made some awesome friends. But to run in a group again?
Maybe not. Let me try and get back into the groove again.
In the meantime, wheeeee Bernie!
P.S. Am shopping for Bridgette. She is likely to be a Brompton.
What colour will Bridgette look prettier in? Thoughts?