I haven't been around in a while. Life has been pretty hectic, I had a niggle in my lower back that was telling me I needed a rest, and then I was ill! So that meant a month without running I tried to run too quickly after my illness and felt sick, so did my first proper run last weekend and did 5 k in 35mins, which is slow but steady for me. I had hoped to get out again midweek but was derailed again by work. So I went out this morning, thinking I'd do 5k and maybe go up to 6 if I was feeling good (6k has been my furthest distance so far). So I started off slow and steady, around 7mins per km, and after about 2k I was feeling pretty good, breathing was steady and I was enjoying the run. Got to 4k, still feeling good, got to 5k all was well, got to 6k and realised that I was in the top of my 'loop' of the town where I run. I was feeling okay and thought well I need to get home so I might as well do a bit more, and before I knew it, I'd done 7km! My furthest distance ever! Hurrah! I even felt like I could have gone further but I decided that I'd better not overdo it and risk injury. I'm so pleased to be back running and I've marked out two days this week when I might be able to work from home and then get out for a run. I really hope so as I need to get back into it properly. But in the meantime, hurrah, I can celebrate my 7km!!
Happy running everyone!