I'm just back from running. All the saturday morning was difficult, I had a very busy work weak, good, but busy. My boss got a new boss, and things somehow speeding up, but in a good way. So, all morning I felt the stress and such all over my body, I didn't find my place really. On top of this, there is a Christmas market just in front of us below the window, and the jitter and music I think made me unable to have a good rest.
Then, I gathered myself together to go to run. It's cold outside, 4°C (39°F), so not freezing, but it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it. And there was fog too. However, I read this week an article in Runner's World, it was a user survey for the readers. One question was, what stops you from running. Rain, fog, cold, snow, and basically everything all scored very low. The only thing that got significant votes was ice. So, apparently I'm not crazy if I run in winter weather, so I decided that I don't care and go.
I had a fantastic run!
Out of the town, in the hills, the air was clear and sharp, and I watched the sun going down all along. It was beautiful.
Inbetween, my mind cleared up, and had lots of good thoughts for next week.
I run finally 14K, 1h 28min, 6:21 min/K on average. When I run uphill than my speed really lowers. I wonder is there a way to somehow compensate or to take into account the hills into this speed or similar evaluation.
My heart rate was between 150-160 bpm.
I feel so good, fresh, energized, relaxed; grounded.
Sunset near Gleisdorf
What stops you from doing your exercise?