I wasn’t going to go out for a run this morning but after looking at fb on my phone I noticed a post from BUPA Great North Run wishing everyone a ‘Happy Boxing Day.. a day for some fresh air and a gentle jog to work off several of those extra roast potatoes!’ That was inspiration enough for me to get off my backside go upstairs and put on my running gear.
Ten minutes later I was out the door and out into a fairly crisp but dry sunny Wednesday morning. It was hard going at times but I’m glad I did it. All my runs are in urban areas so there are shops, busy streets and a motorway (highway) and there were queues of people waiting to get in for the Boxing Day sales. That doesn’t do it for me – my running does!