The Winsome Run

a running blog


April, May, June, August…

Someone appears to have stolen July. I swear it was only last week that I finished a month long effort of daily exercise and blogging!

Hmmm, maybe it was the week before last.

In truth I have been very low on blogging inspiration and may have even forgotten that I have a blog. I was about to write that running has been equally uninspiring but on consideration I realise that is not entirely true. I have been running regularly and managing 20+ miles each week. I’m still doing my Tuesday night interval sessions and even though I’ve felt quite tired, my times have been gradually improving. 

My cross training has disappeared into the ether: No spin classes, no core strengthening, not even a token nod to my physio exercises. But August is a new month and tonight I started back on the planks and bridges – just a few of each to ease myself back in.

I’ve been to Victoria parkrun most weeks and though I’m not getting to within a bull’s roar of my PB, my times have really not been that bad. Last week I had a great excuse for going a bit slower as I accompanied my friend Debs on her first ever parkrun. She has very impressively taken herself from non-runner to parkrunner via the NHS Couch to 5K app and even overcame a micro fracture and soft tissue damage in her ankle after falling down a flight of stairs the day after her first session. 

A post parkrun reward 😀

There have been a couple of great long runs, one with the club to Mugdock Country Park where I was reminded once again how great trail running is, another with a friend that canal, parks and an awful lot of chat. Other long runs have been a struggle but on Sunday I joined my club for the first of our half marathon training programme in preparation for the Great Scottish Run in October. 

This month I have my parents visiting from Australia, a week off work, my club’s 5 mile race and a 10k race (which I’ve not yet entered but I swear I will!). Plus half marathon training. Plenty to keep me busy 😀.