Got a shiny new app and it says I will make it to 10k in 5 weeks (bearing in mind I have completed the C25k recently). It sounds ever so optimistic! I know it will take longer as I can not fit in 3 runs every week. Just as long as I can do it by 17th of July, I'll be happy.
So with my new app I went for a run in The New Forest on Saturday, it was a lovely sunny day and indeed it was sunny for the first 10 mins, after which it started raining torrentially, I thought I started so I'll finish. I felt quite elated by making such an unlikely choice, I'm not very weather brave at all so continued running with gusto until I took a wrong turn and found a trail where most of the trees had fallen on to the path, so a lot of jumping ensued. I decided to turn into a more clear path only to be confronted by a pony and a cow, unsure how to go around the huge animals, I turned back and onto a new path, I thought "well I don't normally find many of these while pounding the pavement in London". All was fine for a while even the rain had calmed down a bit. Then a massive boggy puddle blocked the path, I though "I can jump this"... As I did, my left foot landed on the mud but I continued to run leaving my running shoe stuck on the mud behind me. The shoe started sinking into the mug and filling up with water as I stood there watching it, luckily I snapped out of it in time to rescue, empty it of water and put it back on. I decided it was time to run back to the car!
Managed 5.2k in 10mins run, 1min walk x 4.
Eve though it was fun, I will be happy to be doing the same again this Wednesday on my usual urban setting, I'm no Bear Grylls