Well, I didn’t feel like running this morning. The gremlins were doing their best! 😈. “Ive left it too late” “I’m tired” “I just don’t feel like it” “I haven’t really been enjoying my runs lately”.
But the morning was sunny (if a little chilly) and I knew I’d feel better after my run, so I forced myself to put my running clothes on. Once I started with the preparations, I knew I’d go. Long sleeved top, back in the running tights again, gloves & sun visor. Quick look in the mirror, yes - gorgeous again! 😊
Music today, one of my favourite playlists, ELO, Pink Floyd and Queen. I start the music and my watch. And I sing. I start off steady. I need to follow my own advice and slow down a bit more. First km done and slightly faster than I really wanted today. I’ve had trouble with the 2nd kilometre ruining my negative splits since I moved here. It’s slightly uphill on the route I’ve been taking, but nothing dramatic. I try to speed up slightly and it works. I’m singing along to Queen and greeting other runners as I see them. My watch buzzes the pace for the second km and it’s faster than the first! Other than that, I don’t care what it is, but I’m encouraged so I decide this run will be short and sweet, so I increase pace more for the last km. The first 300 metres are slightly uphill, so I take shorter steps and repeat my mantra “Hills are my friends” 😊.
Then it’s downhill all the way! I end the run. For the first time in weeks I enjoyed a run. It feels good! I made the right decision to keep it short. ‘Home’ for stretches and coffee ☕️ followed by a big bowl of porridge 🥣
Splits: 8:01, 7:39, 6:43