I haven’t been running for 3 weeks.
If you read my blog regularly you will know I haven’t been feeling 100% lately. My motivation has been rubbish and it’s been easier to make excuses not to go running than to kick myself and make myself go
I recently had a chat with a friend of mine who is also an Occupational Therapist. She has got me to change my attitude towards my runs
The biggest thing that was stopping me was that I had got myself to 7 mile runs, this would take me just over an hour. On bad days I just couldn’t get the motivation to run that long so I just wouldn’t go for a run. What was the point of running less miles when I’d got to that distance? I felt it would be a failure
She has got me to change my thinking. It’s not about the distance. It’s about going out for a run and enjoying it
Exercise is a great therapy.
You feel great afterwards, due to all the lovely endorphines rushing through your body.
So I went for a run, I ran for just under 30minutes on my first run. I would have maybe run a little longer but my ipod battery had died and I didn’t have my tunes. I find it really hard to run without music as it distracts me. I don’t know the distance as my phone keeps crashing and it decided to turn itself off some point during my run. It’s not about the distance though!
On my next run I ran for 45 minutes.
I am so pleased with my 2 runs this week, I plan to try and do 3 next week!
I also have new running shoes.
They are Brooks running shoes and I love them
When in Manchester last week I popped into the Sweatshop store.
I’ve had my running shoes for quite a while and I’ve noticed that my little toe goes numb when I do long runs. Sweatshop carry out Gait Analysis in their stores. I overpronate which means my foot and ankle turn outwards when I run. I need a support trainer when running. They molded special insoles to my feet as they are extra support for your foot (and an extra £45 if you decide to take them home). I didn’t take the insoles as I didn’t notice any difference when running.
I noticed a difference on my first run. I think it’s important to have to right footwear