Today was W5 R1. I did it. Notphaedippides did it better! Once the first run is over I know I'll be OK for the rest but that first one is awful. We went five times round the park so I must be going faster - that's the furthest yet.
I spent most of the run musing...better than listeniing to that terrible music Laura plays. My musings were quite serious...on how I've "wasted" two thirds of my life not exercising and part of that stems from my parents' attitude to me as a child. I was always told I couldn't run, that I was a "stiffy" and no good at games so should do something else that I was better at...like studying....or even chores!! So my attitude to sport and running has been completely negative all my life until 13 runs ago. Why was I so influenced by them? I could have been running all my life if I'd been encouraged perhaps??? Now all that is left to me to enjoy this activity is another third of my life (if I should live till I'm 99). I want to shout out loud "anyone can run - give it a go and you'll become hooked".