Day 32: smile at the runners

Good morning πŸ™‚
To the man who gave me a nice friendly smile on my last running interval of my (Day 1 week 1) c25k today I say thank you, you made me happy and run a tiny bit better because of it!

As you might have gathered, I did my first training run for my 5k, I decided that as the run is about 9 weeks away, I would do the c25k which takes…yes…9 weeks! and hopefully if I get my self properly organised I can do the c25k quicker than 9 weeks and have a few extra 5k practices πŸ™‚
I am doubly pleased with myself today, I managed to do my first run and I managed to get up at 6 to do it πŸ˜€ mornings are hard…but actually the extra hour in bed doesn’t really make them any better. I just need to remember to go to bed at a sensible time…by which I mean before midnight, even if only just!

So today’s run was not to bad, it was run walk intervals really, and there was more walking than running but I am aware that this is how you start off these things and then improve on it from there. I am doing exactly what the c25k app tells me so hopefully I will improve reasonably soon, especially considering all the other stuff I am doing at the same time. Well…not exactly at the same time but at other times on the same day for example of in between the runs. Ok…you all probably got that without the explanation didn’t you?

Well here are my run stats…

Total Time: 30 mins, Total Distance: 2.93 km, Average run pace 8.08min per km, average walk pace 11.28 min per km.

in the grand scheme of running statistics they are not the best in Β the world, but that is not important. It is my starting point and all I have to do is improve on them. I am not a natural runner (I think I am a natural boxer but that is a different story) I have never been very good or very quick but I can improve with work so that is what I intend to do πŸ˜€

the other thing that came to mind when I was running/walking/jogging around the park, being overtaken by and meeting other runners and meeting people on the way to work is that people do not smile at each other enough. So many people this morning seemed like they were deliberately trying to avoid eye contact. I know it is morning, I know you might be on your way to a dull or possibly very important job but it costs nothing to smile at someone who it trying to make themselves fitter. Don’t look away quickly and pretend you haven’t seen the tired looking dumpy runner, smile (even if you are secretly smiling because it is not you running). and if you are a really good runner, there is nothing in your running training plan that will be damaged by smiling at another person who is trying to become the same.

Smiling at people, in general, whether they are running and look like they need encouragement or not, make you feel better, and it makes them feel better. No matter how good or bad you feel, a smile from someone else makes your day a tiny bit happier. I know because the other runner who smiled at me in a big friendly grin sort of way, made my last interval a tiny bit easier!

Day 32 (although technically the project requirements are fulfilled) not complete yet as I have PT later πŸ™‚

edit: Matt the trainer texted and rescheduled my session tonight due to him sustaining a Spider-Man related injury…technically a Spider-Man push up but Spider-Man related sounds better πŸ™‚ so PT will now be on Friday morning so running was it for today, but I am still pleased with my running achievement πŸ˜€

so…

day 32 complete πŸ˜€

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

About Ice_Badger

Exercisaholic, Photographer, Artist, Engineer, Morris Dancer, General Obsessive...

2 responses to “Day 32: smile at the runners”

  1. Chelsea Howard says :

    This is a great friendly reminder to smile more! I know I often get bogged down even though a simple smile would not only make someone else’s day but also mine! Thanks for posting

    • Ice_Badger says :

      Thank you πŸ™‚ and thank you for following my blog. Smiling at people is such an easy thing to do and we do get so caught up that we (myself included) forget. I am making an effort to remember more πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

CYBERBORISjohnson

Active in both Boris Johnson campaigns, asked by Boris's aides to carry on. Campaigned in two General elections for Tories, and also in EU Ref. Two elections were run by Lynton Crosby. On Twitter as @angelneptustar I attended every session of Mayor's Question Time for 8 years, so know about the work of the London Assembly. I tweet and blog independently.

Mick Canning

My Writings

Iron Warriors Lifting

Serious about muscle

Mythago

Myth and legend in dance

Powerlifting Pastry Chef

Lifting all the things. Eating all the noms

The New Girl

Notes and thoughts on an Escape to the Isle of Skye

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

petecoserjr

Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Play Hard

idiot.with.camera

A photographic blog – one self-portrait a day

LoveThySelf365

I live the life of a Fat, Black Woman. Apparently, you're mad about it.

Gin or Gym

Thoughts from a recovering Gymophobe on life, fitness and coping with being in my fifties

The Fitness Project

A non sugar coated diary of my path to a healthier life

Blog – Nerd Fitness

My quest for fitness, health and superpowers

Comfitment Issues

A fitness blog for people with commitment issues

Did That Just Happen Blog

Sometimes even I can't explain my life!

lifesfinewhine

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Mama G's adventures

If you can't fly with the big girls....stay off the broom

Touch Of Cinnamon

There are words that kiss us as if they have a mouth

Trenton Babbage Enterprises

All you'll ever need, if you're only looking for stuff that's specifically here

Art Journal

Art inspired by life

Red Van Travels

Let the ad-van-tures begin...

The Cocktail Challenge

Our attempt at mixing, drinking and tinkering aka getting drunk and feeling fancy

Living Out Loud

With my feet on the ground and head in the clouds...

Who Shot Tony Blair?

In a post-Brexit, pre-dystopian Britain, the people really are in charge. Which is what we all wanted, right?

Building Belaquis

Bodybuilding | Meal Prep | Ramblings

Dinata Misovec

Has Senior Adventures

kirilson photography

the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa

Bryony Page - My Blog

2016 Olympic Silver Medallist in Trampolining, Sheffield University Graduate in Biology, Public Speaker. Twitter:@bryonypage1 Instagram:@bryony_page

eyeonberlin

from the pretty to the gritty

Lifting Barbelle

πŸ’– Health & Fitness is a lifestyle with amazing rewards! I want to motivate, inspire and coach you toward your goals πŸ’– Contact: liftingbarbelle@gmail.com

heavy barbell

Sex, weights and protein shakes. Mainly weights though...

My Curls

The blog of MyCurls.co.uk

Burpees to Bubbly

Because good workouts deserve bubbly rewards!

Squat University

The Ultimate Guide To Finding Your True Strength

Running While Fat

I'm fat. I run. And lift. And yoga. And swim. And...

Lifting My Spirits

A lifelong dream deferred no longer- transformation from fat chick to bodybuilder after age 50.

My Bucket List

Live For Today

The Gym Bug

Follow my mission to catch the "gym bug"

Clumsy Runner Blog

Sunshine, Smiles & Happy Miles

%d bloggers like this: