I’ve started running again. One week ago, Mads suddenly wanted to go running, two days later he bought running shoes, and presently, I do believe he has read all information available on running on the internet. Very Mads’ish.
It got me started – I’m supposed to be the runner of this family! I haven’t been for a while, but I used to run quite a bit. I like the fact that running is something you can do whenever, wherever – all you need is the shoes. Well – that’s not entirely true – you also need to do it, which is the tough part – and I should tell you right away, I’m not a natural. So anyway – Mads started, and I didn’t want to be left behind, so I went and bought myself a pair of new running shoes as well. I can definitely recommend Run4All in Køge, by the way – terrific service, and the guy who runs it seems to know what he’s talking about.
I have been out twice so far – taking a route of 5.6 km (3.5 miles) that leads me through a forest near here, and on to a village surrounded by fields on the way back. It has actually been going surprisingly well. I’m not a fast runner, but I feel quite good running, and it doesn’t hurt noticeably anywhere – big difference from the last time I picked up running. I like enjoying the surroundings while I run, and though it would be wrong to say that it’s entirely a pleasure, I think in the long run (got that?), I’ll enjoy it.
One thing I enjoy for certain is the feeling I have when I come home from a run. A wonderful feeling of tiredness and good conscience. I’ll keep going to the gym once a week, so I’ll probably have time to go running twice a week – I’d be perfectly happy with that!
(All pictures in this post are from my route.)