I love Tuesday.
It’s double gym day.
Body Combat in the morning and Body Attack at night. Awesome.
Today time is against me. Drowning in a sea of admin and unpublished posts. I also need to be wild.
My Thirty Days Wild pack suggests exercising outdoors. Two birds, one stone – lets do it!
Even better I can cover my loop and chuck my geocaches back in place at the same time.
Time management at its finest!
As I walk, a lot. A short walk would never give me the exercise fix I need, there’s only one thing to do – run!
I’m not a running fan.
However needs must.
Running kit on and for good measure, a bum bag. Yes really.
Even better the caches don’t quite fit in so fake leaves are protruding from the top.
It’s a good look.
I convince myself that it’s a fairly isolated spot and hopefully nobody will see me.
I set off. Begrudgingly. I really do hate running. Ooh there’s a person, run faster and they might not notice the bum bag.
Earphones on and I’m off – like a rocket obviously 😉
I play shuffle roulette. My phone a dangerous mix of decent tunes, the frozen soundtrack and Katy Perry.
Sometimes however, Shuffle delivers and just as I’m getting into my stride I’m hit with the Chase and Status track –Alive
And you know what? I really do feel so alive! The sun is shining, the wind is in my hair, I’m running and it actually feels good, heck I’m even remembering to breathe occasionally.
I even quickly recalculate my planned route to add an extra mile. Shocking stuff.
Running in such a rural area means negotiating a few stiles, gates and bridges but I still manage a respectable two miles in 18 mins. I’ll take that!
I’ll certainly be making the effort to fit in a few more wild runs from now on, but don’t worry I won’t be hanging up my combat gloves just yet!