It’s Christmas, and you’ve probably already started the seasonal marathon of eating and drinking.
Just tonight I demolished half a box of Cadbury’s Roses, and tomorrow holds in store more boxes of chocolates, tins of biscuits and bottles of wine. And that’s all on top of the Christmas dinner – turkey and ham and all the high-carb trimmings like potatoes and stuffing.
So how will I get through Christmas without turning from a marathon runner to an obesity statistic?
Well, I’ve embarked on what I’m calling The 12 Runs of Christmas, which is simply a mix of short and long runs between now and 6 January. Hopefully some regular running, fuelled by all this extra junk, will kickstart my metabolism or at least just burn off the extra pounds. All this and I’m not even a scientist!
Today brought one of those mild, sunny winter mornings that make it easy to go out running. I didn’t even wait for breakfast – out I went for a fine four miles up a nearby hill, looking over my town and across to the mountains and the bay.
Whatever about the carb-burning, I’m going to enjoy my holidays and my running. Happy Christmas!