Running Link Up – Training

So this is a link up that Fi and I have been joining in with sporadically throughout the year. It’s a great way to get running tips and tricks from like-minded running bloggers, so make sure you click on the image below to see the other Runners Tell All posts. This month’s topic is your favourite person to train with or your favourite training plan.

Selfie taken on Millennium Bridge during the last Sunday brunch run, behind my head are our Dad and sister

We’ve decided to focus on the favourite person to train with part of this prompt as it’s a great topic to cover. Let’s be honest who you run with has a major affect on how well you run. I do love running by myself as it’s a great way to clear the mind and chill out completely, plus I have a pretty super playlist so that’s all good. But the best runs are the Sunday brunch runs that Fi and I do with the family. Every few weeks or so I will get up early on a Sunday morning and meet up with my parents and my sisters (depending on who’s around) on London’s Southbank. We leave my Mum wandering along the river and we head east along the Southbank. We tend to cross over the river at the Millennium Bridge and then wind our way around St Paul’s and into the City, the route constantly changes, we may take in Leadenhall Market, The Strand, Fleet Street or Temple, but we always end up along the northern Embankment where we cross back over the river at either Westminster or the Hungerford Bridge. We meet the Mothership back at the Royal Festival Hall where we all recover before changing and heading out for brunch, we go somewhere close by, Tom’s Kitchen, Bill’s or Le Pain Quotidien which all do great eggs and coffee – what more could we want? We normally run between 4-6 miles so we really feel like we earn our Sunday brunch afterwards. It’s such a great run as we all push ourselves a lot more than normal. Plus it’s totally rewarding to have such a productive Sunday morning.

Me, Dad and Fi after our first ever 10k  race back in 2013

Lau xx

  • That sounds like such fun! I would love to get my family running with me!

    • thisandthatblog

      It really is fun. Maybe it’s something to aim for? The lure of brunch might be enough??!
      Laura xx

  • Oh my gosh! What fun. I am jealous that all your family runs 🙂 And YES it’s so nice to be so productive so early in the morning. Love the selfie! Thanks for linking up!

    • thisandthatblog

      Running selfies are a must, right?!

  • I love this! That is so fun that you run and brunch! Thanks for linking up and for sharing this fun story with us.

    • thisandthatblog

      Any excuse to catch up over food!
      Laura xx

  • Run & Brunch – perfect! I’m forever convincing people to join me by promising them food/drinks afterwards, hey, it works!

    • thisandthatblog

      Yes, it really does!

  • A brunch reward at the end of a run would potentially motivate me to actually run 😉 x

    • thisandthatblog

      Yes, it definitely motivates us to run further.
      Laura xx