In the usual January style, the gym is jam packed with all the new year resolutioners out in force. Most of the regulars are complaining as usual but I am totally loving the buzz in the gym at the moment and let’s be honest we were all there once too.
In fact I have to admit I’m kinda one this year too, in the month before the holidays I think I managed one group PT session and I hadn’t been running or in the actual gym for what I can only call an eternity!
In an effort to get my running mojo back and to undo all the December indulgences, I decided I’d start the year by challenging myself to run 5k everyday in January. Doesn’t that sound like fun **note slight sarcasm.
So in addition to my pyjamas, toothbrush and a bottle of Champagne I also packed my running gear to go to my sisters New Years Eve party using the fact that her house is exactly 5k from mine as a sign that I should take on this challenge and start on Jan 1st.
We rung in 2016 and partied Hogmanay style, I think I eventually went to bed around 5am.
I got up around 10am feeling unusually fresh and got ready for my first run of the year.
We’ve had a REALLY mild winter so far so I was surprised to wake up on January 1st to a sheet of ice and an ever so slight dusting of snow but I had my running shoes on now so there was no going back.
I can’t even call it a run as the majority of it I was struggling to stay on my feet.
Day 2 the ice had melted, I got to try out my new trainers from Santa and I gained 2 running buddies. Yahh!! Day 2 was a really good day.
I was back at work by Day 4 and the rain was crazy at the weekend so it’s been treadmill 5k’s everyday since. I would much prefer to run outside but I’m scared of the dark (don’t laugh) and work is just getting in the way of my daylight hours!
I have to be honest I struggled the first 5/6 days but now it has just become part of my day and I’m loving it. I’m not putting any pressure on myself to run fast but just to complete the 5k everyday.
11 down 20 to go!
Tonight I also went back to my class at Fee’s Fitness for the first time this year then went to the gym and did my 5k so my legs are throbbing right now. I’m currently lying on my bed listening to David Bowie, I’m so sad he’s gone, what a legend!
It’s really windy out and my bedroom lights keep flickering I think we might have a power cut on the way!! I got lots of candles as Christmas gifts so I’m prepared!!!
Also I am completely boring my Instagram followers everyday with my #5kaday posts but it keeps me motivated if I post it. If you want to check it out you can follow me here.
Have you taken on any January challenges?
Thanks for reading 😊
Have a great day ❤️