Yes I have been trying to learn to run. I don't mean physically how one places one foot in front of the other, but more how one sustains activity beyond 15 seconds.
That's all very well at home but surely when on holiday such activity ceases.
I confess this is the first time in my life I have packed any kind of exercise clobber into my holiday luggage. This is not through any enjoyment of the activity, more a fear that any progress will be lost and, when I return home, I'll be back to week one of my C25k programme.
It's hot on holiday though, very hot. The only option to avoid most of the heat is to run before breakfast, which for me means about 7:30.
This morning was a warm 27°. This means a lot of sweat and very slow progress for fear of keeling over.
Running away from home can also mean a less than scenic route. The most convenient track is the edge of a dusty local road. The only thing to remind me of my usual Essex countryside surroundings is the rabbit family I pass. Today's rabbit count is five.
And today's run was a hour and sweaty 28 minutes, week eight, run two.