October? Check. Week 9? Check.

I finished Week 9 by getting really, really lost. It was comical. I set off from home after plotting out a ‘scenic’ route to the chemist where I was going to do some shopping and M was going to meet me an hour later. An hour and a half later I finally found the chemist…lol.

What was really funny though, was after going up several hills and deciding that I really didn’t want to go up anymore hills, I decided to deviate from my intended route when I saw a hill looming. Then, because I didn’t go up that not-so-big hill I ended up having to run up some ridiculous hill anyway because that was the only way back to the road I needed to be on.

I amuse myself.

I haven’t been on a treadmill since I started this whole ‘running’ thing…mainly due to the fact that I don’t have one and I’m not a member of a gym anymore. Sometimes I think it must be nice to not have to worry about hills, flies, sunburn, heat, wind and getting lost, but then I think running on a treadie would really, really bore me. I guess I could always position the treadie in front of the telly and amuse myself with Eddie Izzard videos though…hmmm…that’s a thought 🙂

Thinking back on this week, I seem to be getting stronger. I don’t feel so tired after a run and I’ve almost got no muscle soreness the day following a run. Strangely though, I’ve hardly done any stretches after my runs for a while now. I used to be pretty religious about stretching after a run, but for the last couple of weeks because I’ve been running to work or running somewhere to do some shopping, I haven’t had the opportunity to stretch.

Because I’ll be taking Saturday and Sunday as rest days, October is now officially finished and these were my stats (it only shows the most recent five workouts):

Thinking about the one month:one hundred mile challenge, it would either require me to run 10km every other day (no lovely 3 days rest periods!!) or run longer. It seems do-able. Maybe.

2 thoughts on “October? Check. Week 9? Check.

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    1. Hills do make me cry and get really depressed when I see one looming. I’ve also decided that a hill in a car seems really insignificant when compared to a hill when you’re running.

      I’m thinking I might do some slower, longer runs and see how I feel and then go for the one hundred mile thingie 🙂

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