Keep running

running-1944798_640I was reflecting on August 2018 and I came across my post on my efforts to complete Couch to 5k.    It is now a year further on and around one month ago I finally reached my target and completed the Couch to 5k programme, running my 5k distance in slightly longer than the 30mins allocated.    I must admit I was very happy to achieve this having spent a number of years trying.   It required a certain amount of motivation and resilience to keep going even when I was finding it difficult but I managed to sustain the effort and reach my goal.    Since then however I have had a family holiday plus an injured foot and therefore I haven’t continued my practice of running as I had intended to do.     In fact, I think I have only run twice since completing the programme.

As the start of the new academic year is on the horizon and as the winter weather and dark mornings will set in soon, I think it is important that I restart my running in the coming days, to try and get as much out of it as possible before the weather puts me of.   I think this will also help with a bit of the new year blues which I feel have crept in over the last week or so.   It may be that my sudden stopping of going for a morning run may have contributed to some of the malaise I am currently feeling.

My hope is that I can once again develop a regular habit of going for a run starting with trying to get two runs in before the end of this week.




Author: garyhenderson2014

Gary Henderson is currently the Director of IT in an Independent school in the UK. Prior to this he worked as the Head of Learning Technologies working with public and private schools across the Middle East. This includes leading the planning and development of IT within a number of new schools opening in the UAE. As a trained teacher with over 15 years working in education his experience includes UK state secondary schools, further education and higher education, as well as experience of various international schools teaching various curricula. This has led him to present at a number of educational conferences in the UK and Middle East.

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