I came in from a midnight run about an hour ago. Well, not exactly a midnight run. I started at 1.30AM and ran a bit over 5 km. First time I this time around that I ran so late. I used to run 10 km two or three times a week, but that was four or five years ago, then I had some injury troubles and got some bad shoes that hurt my shins. Long story short, I put running aside and just played floorball twice a week for a bunch of years. Now I'm back to running again and I've been upping the distance a bit. Started out at 3.2 km (it's a course I like around the area) and then I just tacked on an extra lap at one turn, so now it's 5.3 km. I'm going to do this four times a week, at least, and then up it to one more lap when I have settled in on a pace that feels good, which should take me to around 7.5. The goal is 10 km.
I've tried running while listening to music, podcasts or audio books but I just don't like it. I like running with just the thoughts in my head and the best is when I just empty all of it, almost like what I imagine yoga to be. I love the feeling I get after a good run. Doesn't beat the feeling of scoring a goal in hockey or floorball, but it's still damn good.
I also have a couple of kettlebells (20 kg, 8 kg) that I use in my apartment for some exercises to strengthen my core.
Basically, I used to be in shape and then injuries, laziness and bad eating routines made me put on 25-30 kg of weight. I'm 33 years old. Now that I'm back to running and have slowly but surely adopted better eating habits, I hope to lose most of that in about a year. I've set some training and weight goals to use as short term motivation, but most of all I just want to get in my old favorite clothes
So what do you workout routines look like? Do you have any goals? Any tips and pointers you want to share?