Ran 12.20 km on 30/04/2016 Ran 12.20 km on 30/04/2016 Distance
Above is a cut and paste job from my 'map my run' app. On Saturday it was a beautiful evening and I felt really good. I've been inspired by reading a few posts by fairly recent graduates like myself who have just found they've gone out there and done a 10k so I thought I'd give it a go. I wasn't confident about the distance on my app so I added a couple of kilometres running to a point where I thought it must be at least 10k and I could have gone further but didn't want to push my luck. I experienced that feeling of not thinking about my legs or my breathing but just enjoying the rhythm of running. I felt so proud when I got home and it reminded me of when I did the 20 min run at the end of week 5, that sense of achieving something that you didn't think you were capable of. To think that in January this would have seemed impossible. I feel like I'm really settling post-graduation now, I don't feel pressured, I just run 3 times a week roughly 30 mins for two of those and then make one a longer run. I'm really keen to get distance as I'm not worried about speed but I think that is just improving anyway. Happy running everyone!
P.s. Bought some new gear, a short sleeved running top and one of those belts so I've got somewhere for a phone etc now that it's mostly too hot to wear a jacket. Feel justified in investing now that I am clearly a runner!!
P.p.s how do I get one of those much sought after 10k badges by my name? I like a bit of bling!