Running Diaries #2 Glencullen

They say the best laid plans often go awry, and that’s certainly been the case with my New Years Resolution. Caring for our newborn son has turned our family life upside-down, which has made getting out for my weekly run that little bit harder.

Run #2 – The Climb to Johnnie Fox’s
My run today took me on Ballyedmonduff Road (just above Stepaside Village) up towards the aforementioned pub, and it was a miserable, cold, wet Irish day! The climb to this famous spot, allegedly the highest pub (by altitude) in Ireland, required me to conquer some lungbusting hills both on the way up and on the way back down. Hill running is one of the best ways to improve your lung capacity, so if you’re finding yourself in need of fresh air, why not give this run a try! 

Flynn Tip #3 – Goal Achievement

When you’re trying to change your  own behaviour and routine, it pays to stick with it. The research data clearly shows that smokers who are trying to quit smoking are much more likely to succeed if they keep trying to quit. It doesn’t matter how many times they fail, each time they try again, they are a bit more likely to succeed. I know from my work that the same is true for establishing an exercising routins, so remember to always get back on the horse! 

  • AVOID trying to make up for the time you missed. Those weeks/months you missed are gone, and they’re not coming back. Try instead to simply stick to your original plan and start fresh. Punishing yourself for failure will never bring you to success.  

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