Today a strange thing happened. After a full on day at the chalk face, on my feet and exhausted when I got home, I reluctantly tied my laces and resolved to go for a short run of 15 minutes or so.
Instead, as I got going, I felt myself warming into my stride and thought "What the heck, I'll give my longer route a go". As I ran along, I realised that after ten minutes, my feet weren't feeling achy and heavy. This us surprised me, as they would normally be protesting by now. So on and on I went, all the while finding the experience challenging but..... dare I say.... exhilarating!
Without wanting to sound too "out there" I felt a new kind of energy and the sensation that in spite of being worked hard, my body was enjoying being stretched and I started to feel a sensation of everything coming together to propel me onwards. I really can't put it into words, but I can honestly say that tonight's run was my best ever.
It wasn't fast, but a PB for me and it is the first time I have nearly got to 5k (4.8k) without walking!
Consequently, I have been on an insane high all evening! Since upping my game to 2-3 runs a week, it would seem that my body is responding and showing me that I am getting stronger. There is so much that I have learned from the posters on here, and thank you all for your wonderful advice as I make this journey.
I feel stupidly emotional, but tonight meant a lot to me. A few weeks ago I thought I had almost lost the ability to run for 20 minutes solid, let alone 30. Tonight I ran for 40, so that's a first.
To anybody out there who doubts themselves or who thinks they are losing their mojo, get back on it! You can do this. If I can, anybody can.
Happy running, people. 😀😀😀