Today I tried out a new route, anything to stay away from the hill at the end of my route in the hope of saving my knees.
Linking up part 1
I remembered my friend telling me about a route he used and as he lives quite close I thought I'd reach out and ask him about it.
It was nice to have a quick catch up and touch base, turns out he hasn't been running for a while so maybe my efforts will encourage him as well.
New route stored off I went, with Cap on, and today with a training buddy, my wife, who is also trying Couch to 5K.
The new route is definitely less hilly and whilst we only walked at pace, I still managed 45.21 plus we talked as we walked and it was nice to have some company.
Linking up part 2
I have been making a note of my training using Apple products, and I remembered that back last year it was a case of choosing either the Apple workout or Strava to record things.
However, in the time of my injury it looks like Strava and Apple are now friends so when you record your workout via Apple, it automatically lets Strava know....
There is a few settings to do but a very helpful YouTube man sorted that for me.
So I am back in the world of Strava as well.
Physical Health and Mental health are important at the best of times but even more so as we all deal with whatever level of isolation/lockdown we are living with. Being able to get out of the house and walk/jog/run even for 45 minutes helps me to feel better.
Also taking time to talk to other or be together, even if it is virtually, can help people to feel connected
It really is more important than ever to check in with friends and family. You can make a real difference to peoples lives.
There is still time to be part of Movembers Miles for Mates - here is the link
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.