I’m on the train heading back home after running 12.21km south towards Yokohama. I think it’s the furthest I’ve run since the Marathon in February, and the first time I’ve done over 10km since May.
It’s extraordinary how out of shape I am. I used to have a really big barrier at 20km – that seems to have slipped back to 8km!
Having said that, I was running in 34 degree heat, which made it pretty tough. Sweated buckets.
Running empowers me. It satisfies me. It makes me feel alive (It also helps me deal with my belly…).
With the Autumn approaching I think this is a great time to pick it back up – and not just because I hope to run a marathon in February. The weather is usually perfect running weather, and well, there’s that ‘start of a new year’ feel what with kids going back to school.
I also feel that the older I get the more responsibility I have to actively look after my health.
Anyway, time to get off this train and step back into the heat. A cold shower awaits!