Another late post from me, this isn’t a good start really at this stage is it when we’ve nearly 30 days left! Aah well πŸ™‚ So today was my first official day back at work after Christmas (even though I had to go in yesterday as my cultures were ready to harvest), it still felt like a pretty bad Monday – nice feeling that’s it’s Friday tomorrow that’s for sure πŸ™‚

Have to say my left calf and hamstring were somewhat achey today after yesterdays parkrun plus having done so little running in December (I think I managed a total of 4 runs) I thought it would be a good idea to go for a 5 miler on New Years Eve so no surprise really I guess. As you can imagine after a long day at work and aching limbs I didn’t feel that up for a run tonight. Just before leaving work I got a text from my housemate Sarah offering me a ‘Christmas/New Year/lets pretend we’re still on holiday dinner’ if I had no plans – perfect I thought (after a quick run of course!)! I just did a short run tonight, round the block and back as I have a couple of longer runs scheduled for the weekend and am trying very much to wear my sensible hat for as long as possible πŸ˜‰ Β Have to say since returning from injury I have shyed away from running outside at night, not really sure why, never used to be like that. Tonight I didn’t head out until ~7:30 so it was pretty dark but I just got on with it as I didn’t have time to do much else and I have to say I loved it! So tonight ended up being one of those Janathon runs that you don’t really want to do for whatever reason and certainly wouldn’t be doing if it wasn’t for an ‘athon but you’re so glad you did – love those kind of runs πŸ™‚

Ooh and dinner was pretty good too (thanks Sarah πŸ™‚ ) – Coq au Vin with rice and veg and a lovely chocolate Gu dessert and maybe half a bottle of red – it would have been rude not to πŸ˜‰

Day 2 Stats:

2.35 mile run outside 20:36 Β (Av. pace: 8:49 mins/miles)