Get out and run.
Do not worry about the rest.
Make running a lifestyle. A daily habit, like brushing your teeth. If you run 300+ days a year, every year, for several years, good things will come your way. Start now. Doesn’t matter if you are 16 years old or 66.
If you want to be a decent runner you must get out and run; the rest is just noise.
Get the running in first— that is the foundation. Then: Eat mostly good stuff. Get enough sleep. Stretch if you want to— or don’t. Lift if you like lifting. Cross-train if it makes you happy. Wear minimalist shoes or big bulky ones, whichever you prefer. Listen to music when you run, or not. You can carry water with you on a long run, or you can go without. If you want to do a core routine, then do it— but first you must get out and run.
Run on trails, or streets, or on a treadmill, whatever works for you. Run slowly. Run quickly. Run up hills. Run in the rain. Run in the snow, the heat, the cold. Run into the wind. Run on the days that you do not feel like running. Run on the days that you can’t wait to get out and run. Run with friends. Run alone. Run races. Run in the country. Run in the city. Run in parks. Run when you feel happy. Run when you are depressed. Run when you have a ton of energy. Run when you are feeling like shit. Run when you feel good. Run in the morning. Run at night. Run before work. Run after work. Run."
Had an awesome friend filled weekend, I never wanted to leave them but sigh, full-time job life. On Friday I went home, got ready, straight to Elles, straight on the wine. (I quickly abandoned my promises of “doing 5k before I left” and “nipping home and doing 5k on the Saturday” and “weight watchers teas”) So on Friday we had a surprise 21st party for Joe. His sister messaged us earlier on in the day telling us Joe was going to be on holiday when he turns 21 and that we should definitely throw him a party before he left us. So I printed out about 40 pictures of Joe and the girls got a princess cake and balloons and we all hid behind a table and jumped out at him and surprised him and it was so fun. “SURPRISE! Happy Birthday, Joe!” “..But it’s not for 3 weeks yet…” “That’s the surprise” It was such a fun, drunken, emotional night. As always. Literally spent the entire night sandwiched between the boys telling each other how much we loved each other whilst drama brewed elsewhere. I think I went through over 2 bottles of rose and 4 Seretonin pills in hope to lower all possible tolerances. Everyone stayed over at Elles apart from Milly, Eliza and Dylan, who left at around 3am. My favourite part of the night was at 4am when Joe put a live video of Moderat playing in Germany at Melt Festival, which is where we spent our summer. We were dancing around the lounge reliving the best night of our life. I crashed at about 5am and woke up at 10 feeling sicky and unable to sleep. After another couple of hours sleep I woke up feeling fairly human again and went downstairs. Woke Chloe, Joe and Tom up who fell asleep in the lounge, drove Delaney to the shop, then sat on the sofa and watched the football whilst Chloe made us a nice breakfast. We sat on the sofa alllllll day doing absolutely nothing. I think it was around 6 oclock when the lads finally left. After they had gone we got showers, ordered an Indian, watched Big Brother, X-Factor and We’re The Millers. In the morning I woke up at around 10 and went downstairs to wash up. Afterwards, I sat on the sofa , made a brew, ate some cake and watched Catfish. Everyone else gradually came round and got ready and we decided we realllllllly wanted mash and gravy.. As always. So we went to have a carvery. It was so nice. Gone are the days when we’d pay £8 for a plate of food and not be able to eat it all. We all paid £4.95 for a small plate and literally CRAMMED it full of food. And it still managed to defeat us. Then we went back to Jess’ and sorted though all her old things and I came away with so many nice gold rings, leather bracelets and blonde hair extensions. Score. Ended up staying for one more night. Watched Big Brother and X-Factor, had supper, had a bad sleep, now at work listening to a mix my friend Tom made on Soundcloud
Cannot wait to get home
Recently started stretching one back up! One is 20mm and the other is like 3mm :)