I am still running. For someone with a concentration span of a goldfish, that is seriously impressive. I had a bit of a set back about six weeks ago when I was really sick for three loooong weeks which left me weak and pathetic like a newborn lamb, but I have got back to where I was before (which is more like a tough old ewe). I don't think I will ever be a super athlete / marathon runner (too tall / old / big boobed), but for now I seem to be chugging along fairly nicely. As long as it burns calories and keeps me relatively fit, I am keen. Plus it is much nicer running in spring / summer than it is in winter. Feeling relatively inspired.
I have eventually decided on a running watch, which I have ordered and should be arriving within the next few days, I am very excited! It is the Garmin Forerunner 610. A very fancy shmancy watch that does just about everything besides give a blowjob. Which is a great pity because wouldn't that be a handy optional extra. I am hoping that the watch will motivate me to go further and eventually faster. In the absence of a running buddy, I will use a feature called the Virtual Partner functionality - it is like having your very own imaginary running friend. Cool.
The only not-so-fun thing I have recently discovered is chafing. I am not quite sure what to do about that. My upper underarm rubs against the vest part on the side of my boobs (curse of the big boobs). Any suggestions? Would a short sleeved shirt be better instead of a vest so that the underarm bit is covered? Do I need to invest in a running shirt? Is there such a thing as a running shirt? The top I am using is a cheapie gym vest top with the build in bra thingy. So it is not exactly aerodynamic / smooth / thin / made for running.
I must say, running is not a painless and relaxing process. Lots of things hurt. But it is exhilarating, challenging, motivating and makes you feel good about yourself. But it ain't a walk in the park, if you will excuse the very bad punny metaphor.
Onwards and forwards we go!