Three countries in a week and very cold running!

7 Feb

Last week wasn’t foreseen. I had to fly back to the UK for a family members funeral. It was a very sad occasion and a whistlestop visit – with 5 nights in total in the UK and 2 in Singapore.

My running kit was the first to go into my suitcase. I figured it would be cold so the lings, beanie and gilet went in. I managed to run twice which isn’t much but considering the length of stay, the occasion and jetlag –  I was happy with that.

I managed one run in my home town which was cold but good. I had forgotten how much I missed running in cold weather. I found it much easier and really enjoyed it.

The second run was more memorable  – with forgetting to pack my headlamp – so at one point I was running in complete darkness, and had to use the torch on my phone to try and see. Thankfully I didn’t roll my ankle! 

The second thing was I got lost! I didnt have data on my phone and took a slight detour – see video! I found my way back when I realised I could try and use map.me and lived to tell the tale – but that was a lot more challenging than my first run! I needed it though. The funeral had been the day before and I really just needed to let everything out in the only way I know best – to run!

I don’t know about you but I feel so much better after running when having a not so great day. My husband certainly can tell when I haven’t run for a while too, and often ‘encourages’ me to go!

Anyway I am homeward bound tomorrow from Singapore – so looking forward to seeing my boys but not looking forward to the heat!

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2 Responses to “Three countries in a week and very cold running!”

  1. Simone Vagg February 8, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Hi, I just wondered (after reading about running in the cold) whether you have tried arm sleeves (for warmth) and if so, do you have a preferred brand? I’ve entered NY marathon this year and if it is cold I believe the arm sleeves would be a good option with my marathon singlet.

    • Zoe February 8, 2017 at 7:57 am #

      Hi Simone. I used to wear arm sleeves when I did a lot of road riding on the bike but havent worn them when running. I guess my worry would be they would fall down… but in saying that I have calf sleeves that are great and they didn’t fall down so arm ones might be ok. Best thing to do is try them in your training on your long runs and see how you go. Good luck on your race!!

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