I had 4 choices. Stay home in the warm and dry, consolidate last week’s 8k, run the 8.5k I’d secretly planned on doing, or run 9k.
I ditched the first option, tempting though it was, did my warm up yoga and jumped in the car. Got to the park and took my dog on my warm up walk in the rain. Popped her back in the car and took off my jacket. Bonkers, but it wasn’t that cold. I was still the only person without one though!
Rounded up my snails and I started off at a lovely slow pace and tried to maintain it all the way. I can honestly say that for 6.25k I felt like I could have run for ever (well not ever ..... but you know what I mean!) In fact I thought fleetingly, ‘should I go for the full 10k?’, then remembered all the wise words and sage advice on here and had a few stern words with myself!
7k came and went, then 8k (then 8.25k which was my record to date and warranted a little fist pump 👊), and when I got to 8.5k I could have stopped, but had enough in the tank to run round (ironically) to the ambulance parked up, which I guessed would be 9k - and it was! Ambulance not required I’m happy to say!
I’m chuffed to pieces as I now know exactly where the 10k mark will be and I know I CAN do it! 😀🏃♀️👍
Only tactical error was I couldn’t have ended up further from my car if I tried, so I had to walk back across the park looking daft in very few clothes and no jacket. Hopefully the grin and 🍅 face made people realise why!!
So jacket on and walking my dog in the sunshine now, still grinning! 😀😀😀
Happy running everyone! 👍