Well, Hidden , I did it, I just ran 8km! And just as it was for you, I found it to be a thoroughly pleasurable experience! In many ways, I enjoyed this more than the 7k!
Got out nice and early at 7:15ish am and the sun was out. Thankfully with a nice cool-ish breeze though. It nearly all started with disaster at 1km in as I stumbled a bit and could have fallen flat on my face, but managed to right myself pretty quickly! My new Ons (how I love them!) are very grippy on the pavement, and I think that's what caused it. I need to pick my feet up a week bit more!
I had planned my route out, and it took me up a gentle hill to the woodlands. Got lost a few times in the woods, but didn't care, as it is so lovely running in woods. At the halfway point, I couldn't believe that I could do another 4k, but ignored that thought, and carried on steadily. I had a great playlist, and was really enjoying that as well as the dappled sun hitting my skin. At around 6km my robot legs kicked in – better late than never – and I was able to pick up the pace just a little.
Serendipity: just one song left when I finished my run, and it was a slow one (Ghost Town by First Aid Kit), and a song that I love with all my heart. So I belted it out at the top of my voice as I did my cool down walk. Heavenly.
With every run I am falling more in love with my new Cloudflyers. They just feel like an extension of my feet, they are so light yet so supportive. Treated myself to a boiled egg and massive mug of tea after my stretches, and I am now going for the glory of a long hot shower. I am tingling and energised. Wow, never ever thought I could love longer distances like this! ju-ju- THANK YOU! For this miraculous 10k plan. xxx
P.S Took of picture of my brave wee legs and feet that got me to 8k, and the shoes that are helping me along the way! Thank you legs, feet and shoes, thank you.