imageWe are nearly at the end of June and my monthly total of running is 152 miles, which I am really chuffed with since it’s the best I’ve done since 2011!  In December of that year I achieved by best ever monthly total of 179 miles.  Back then I was routinely running 5K parkruns in under 22:30 and in January 2012 I got a half marathon PB of under 1:45.  It was shortly after, that things unraveled for me when I started to get heart fibrilations.

It makes me so thankful that I am free of those problems now but looking at those running logs has reminded me that it takes months and months of hard work to get back to those levels of fitness.  I have got off to a really good start over the last few months and I have lots of supportive friends to encourage me.

At the running club we did a “beep” test last night and I scored 7:2, which in my book isn’t brilliant but it’s a base to improve on.  I did an 8.5 mile run tonight and found it hard going; I am tired and think it will be best to rest now for now but I am feeling positive at what I have achieved so far this year and what I have to look forward to.

The photo below is the Tyne Bridge which I passed today, part of the venue for the Great North Run which I will be running later this year.

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.’” 2 Chronicles‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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