According to my Nike schedule I was meant to have followed I am supposed to be running 7 miles this week....shit. Although I had a good run on Friday (just under 5k) I am still thinking that 7 miles is a very long way and then freak out as 13 is even longer! So I decided to combat this problem and run a route that seemed exciting and with good views that means you are distracted enough to run further (I hoped anyway). So I googled the Nike + app discovered loads of running route recommendations and found the Royal Parks route; Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park and Green Park and as views were in abundance the idea worked! So for any of you feeling that your running route is boring try and see what might inspire you at Nike and see London by foot.
I ran over an hour and managed just under 7 miles and although my arse and legs were aching I was pleased to have overcome my fear of running more than 3 miles, bring it on!