Phew - my first post-injury 10K...and don't it feel good?!!
Well, actually it felt HARD....especially the last 1.5K and I wasn't sure I would actually make it. I had a near disaster just on 5k as I found what I thought was a nice little trail going behind some shrubs and alongside a fence. Lovely, until I ran into a load of brambles and got caught up, then discovered the trail didn't go anywhere other than the back of an industrial estate (!) so had to retrace and face the brambles again!
When I set off, I was determined to do 7k and aim for 8, then see how I was going. Started out at a steady pace but it was so warm again I knew I'd end up a lot slower. I'd worn my long leggings cos I thought it was colder than it was, and at one point I was to trying to run and roll the legs up to my knees! Not to be recommended....
Once I got to 7k I really wasn't sure I'd be able to keep going much longer but I had to get home so carried on. I was near our local park by now and thought I'd try a run around that just to add a bit of distance and then I was at 8.5k!
I was going quite slowly and almost called it a day but thinking of all the 10ks and PBs on here lately inspired me and made me want to add to the tally so plodded on a bit further and then headed home...and made it to 10.25K - just to be sure! My legs were (are) tired and my back was (is!) aching but I managed 1:08:15 for the full run. I'm a happy bunny!