Four Out of Nine Ain’t Bad

August 17th, 2009

20090814-20090814-IMG_4763.jpgWow! I didn’t realise until I just checked that today was the final run of week four! So, that’s 12 runs down, and 15 to go. Nearly halfway!

Today wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t too hard, either. My new kit definitely helped a bit. The nice new hole‐through‐the‐middle water bottle was easier to carry, and the streamlined new bumbag — sorry, I mean audio waist pack of course — meant that I wasn’t fiddling so much. I’d have the old one on the side of my hip while running so the phone didn’t bounce around, but shove it round the back while walking, so I could put my arm down comfortably without catching it. The new one just stays where it’s put and doesn’t get in the way.

Also — and I understand that this may be too much information for some people — the new “trunk”-style underwear I bought in M&S yesterday is helping prevent the age‐old problem of the fat runner: rubbing thighs. This wasn’t so much of a problem until this week, but Saturday’s run made me a teensy bit sore, so I figured I’d replace my customary boxer shorts with something that moved around a bit less and helped “lift and separate”. My thighs, that is.

Anyway. Enough of the gory (not that gory, thank God) detail. Another run done, another week completed, and things are going well!

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  1. Arline
    August 18th, 2009 at 19:17 | #1

    Congratulations! Great to see you still going strong! ^_^

  2. August 18th, 2009 at 20:46 | #2

    Hell yeah!

    I went out this morning to do week four again, and felt so much better about the day after 🙂 I think maybe I’m going to move on to week five as with the starting and stopping I’ve been doing, it feels like I’m never going to get there at this rate! Still, being locked in Germany will help with running, I think 🙂

  3. August 18th, 2009 at 22:34 | #3

    Thanks guys! Week five begins on Thursday; I’m just hoping for nice weather!

  4. August 19th, 2009 at 17:52 | #4

    I’ve decided my week five is going to begin Thursday too! Assuming I wake up early anyway 🙂 I reckon that three five minute runs can’t be much harder than the 2.5–5-2.5–5 of week 4. Mind you, the last run of week five looks bloody terrifying!

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