And I am talking about running. I have already posted about horse riding which is my number one favourite sport but I have recently started running again so I thought I would write a bit about it. I first started running properly when my family moved to Switzerland and I joined the school cross country running team. Before that I had only gone for a run maybe a few times a year or less than that. So we trained three times a week for several months but the training ended in November or around that time. At that point I also stopped running and picked it up again the year after with a few runs in between. Last year at university I went to the gym all the time and in the summer I was horse riding every day but this year when I went back to uni I haven’t been doing anything. I felt tired and lazy so when I went home for Easter holidays I started running again, first with my mom and sister and when I got back to Manchester I have been running by myself.
Now I run three times a week and it is slowly becoming a habit and I really look forward to my weekly runs. Last week I ran four times and I am slowly trying to run more and more. I am still being careful and slightly worried because I have a history with quite bad shin splints due to overpronation so I don’t want to go through that again. So far it has been good though, I have had muscle aches and sore calves but the shins have been ok. Usually I do two shorter runs during the week, between 5 and 8km and on weekends I try to do one longer run and hopefully these will get longer and longer.
I also like to set some goals for myself, at the moment they are all quite far in the future because I want to focus on strengthening my legs and improving my fitness. I would like to do a half marathon at some point this year or next year, mainly to challenge myself but also so to have something to train for. I would also like to do a marathon somewhere in the next 10 years so that is a very very long term goal.
That is probably enough for now, I will probably write more about running at some point because none of my friends are interested in running and seem to think it is for crazy people 😀