Well, that felt like my first really proper winter run. It was barely above freezing and it was actually snowing!! I had planned to go to the gym today but I don't really like the gym unless its for a proper class. I find the treadmill/bikes/cross-trainer extremely tedious and really struggle through a proper session. I also wanted to get my exercise over and done with today and the gym doesn't open til 10a m (I was up rather early). In my head the outside run was the lazy option. Going to the gym means packing a bag, putting on coat, walking to gym, coat off, onto machines, trying to do more than 5mins on treadmill and repeat for return journey home. In my head, that sounds like a lot of hassle. Getting in the car, driving 2 miles and running outside in the snow, to my mind, seemed simpler. Overall probably not but that's my mind for you...
Was surprisingly busy for 9:30am in Portobello on a very grey Sunday but I suppose dogs need their exercise too. I like this run as it is nice an flat - I would normally do it from my flat but that would be about a 6-7mile run there and back and I'm far from being ready to do that mileage so it was a 5km out and back run. I found the return journey hard and struggled to not slow down to a walk. I didn't but my pace went down from around 6.6 to 5.8. Finding it quite frustrating slowly getting my fitness back. My mum says I'm doing well to get from doing 1mile with difficulty to 4.5 in a few weeks but all I can do is remember how easy it was about 9 months ago. Just need to be less hard on myself I suppose.
I was going to post a rare photo but the upload thing isn't working...it was one of the beach with a dog on it. It wasn't very good. It makes Portobello look rather grim and it isn't.