One effect of this daily running is that it has cut down on the amount of alcohol I am drinking. Not that I roll around drunk every evening you understand but I like a glass of wine with my meal and the odd nightcap. I have cut out the nightcap and having wine every day. Last night I hadn't planned to have a drink but ended up having a couple of glasses of wine and stayed up til 2am. This meant I felt a little fragile this morning. I had intended to run before The Archers, but instead waited til it had finished before I ventured out. It was surprisingly okay. My motivation to get out was very low and I had to grit my teeth to force myself out. However I felt really jubilant that I had done it and much more awake when I returned.
The observer came with a CD about mindful exercise - from some org called headspace I think. plan to investigate this further. Tomorrow will be an evening run with the lovely Carole!