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Running every day in January 2021

I’ve done 9 runs so far in 2021, a total of 27.9 miles (45km) and nearly 5 hours. It was going well, and although slightly tough getting up every morning to run before work it was actually very doable.

There’s really nobody about at 6.30am. It’s peaceful and somewhat meditative running pretty much the same route most mornings in the dark. The first 3 days were lovely, and I was really looking forward to this weekend, and running in the daylight.

New Years Day
2nd January
Back to work and running in the dark. Tuesday 5th – I didn’t take many photos this week, because it was basically dark.. and looked like this!

However that’s all changed because yesterday I received the news that I tested positive for the coronavirus – OH NO!! That means I have to isolate for 10 days – right up to next weekend. Although I felt unwell on Thursday evening and Friday morning, by Friday afternoon I was feeling a lot better. So today I though I would try a run in my garden.

Garden run.. It’s about 15m to the end. I had to go up and down quite a lot of times.

During the major lockdown last spring I read lots of reports of people doing marathons in their back gardens, and even on their balconies. Well, hats off to them! It is not easy – unless you live on a country estate I suppose. In the average town garden (and I think our garden is probably fairly average, or perhaps a bit bigger than average) there’s a lot of turning round. That really slowed me down. I managed about a mile in 22 minutes!

It was such a lovely bright day, it was so nice to be out in the sunshine. But by the end I was quite wheezy, and tired. So maybe I will give the running a miss tomorrow… Maybe!

I don’t think I will get a lot of mileage in this week however. Maybe some baking will get done instead..