On the run…

8 Jul

After a break from running, more due to laziness than life threatening injury, I am back.

Before moving to Switzerland I ran a marathon and was working out hard at least 5 or 6 times a week. With the move and the upheaval (and the fact that to meet people it seems to be almost mandatory to have a beer), I just never sorted out my exercise routine. Now I have almost been in Switzerland for two years and I weigh more and feel less good about myself.

So I am back running. I even went running in the rain this lunchtime with some work colleagues. It wasn’t a long distance – in fact nothing compared to the distances I was covering when I was marathon training – but I did it.

Most people are put off running in the rain but I think there is something about running in the cold and the wet that gives you almost super human powers. Running with your head down and the wind blowing in your face, it feels like more of an achievement than running in clement weather. You almost feel like looking up to the skies and shouting “Come on weather! Is this the best that you can do? I’m winning!”

And that’s how I feel for now. Elated. Energetic. Enthused.

How long this will last for is anyone’s guess… I will just take it one step at a time.

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