I mentioned I was going to slowly build up to the 10k distance. That was evidently a lie as I promptly went out and did that this morning. The pace was slow, but it was an enjoyable run nonetheless.
We had the remnants of Storm Bella overnight, with strong winds and heavy rain. When I woke up this morning there were massive puddles everywhere but the rain had thankfully stopped, and the sun was shining brightly, it was a lovely morning weather-wise.
My running has progressed well recently and I am slowly getting back into the groove after many, many months of neglecting it. December has been particularly productive and I have made a substantial increase to my weekly distance covered.
I had joined the December Distance running challenge over on strava. I didnt expect to complete it, but I was curious to see how close I could get, it turns out that so far I have managed 64km, and with 3 days of december to go I don't expect to make it lol. The challenge is reset for each month, so If I keep progressing and staying consistent, I have a good chance of completing the January challenge.
I did manage to complete the 10k challenge though (todays run) and although the pace wasn't brilliant, the aim was to be slow and steady and complete the distance. Slightly depressingly, it has been a couple of years since I have run this far, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
And if i am honest I have thoroughly missed the sport. Lots of people run in order to lose weight, and while I certainly have weight to lose, its not the reason I run. I run because I enjoy it. It almost becomes a type of 'moving meditation' and on these longer runs, my mind wanders to think about other subjects (jobs to do at home, plans for next week, thinking over some issues at work).