I managed to get up and out this morning. I really have to remember that the first two miles are always horrible.
I am exploring new routes in Cambridge - staying in a different hotel and lots of cycle routes to try.
Anyway, recently I have struggled with my running and blamed it all on the fact that it is all uphill coming home. Which means that if I go out for 4 miles, the first two are awful anyway and most of the return is awful because it is uphill.
Well today I was running on the flat so no excuses there. And the first two WERE difficult - tight calves, breathing difficult ....
But mile three was a revelation - I felt like a runner! OK a slow runner but I remembered why I do this.
So tomorrow I'll go a bit further and get more pleasure for the additional pain.