Another sort of accidental 10k!
Can't quite believe I did it! I'd been snacking, so going for a run didn't seem a very good idea, but it looked lovely out, so my daughter suggested I just went out for a walk.
So I went out, meaning to walk. After 1 km, felt like running, even though I was at the bottom of a steep hill, so I thought I might as well, but wouldn't worry about speed, as I'd been eating, and it was steep. Then I thought I might as well do another km or two, so I'd have run for 30 minutes.
Then I was near the top of another steep hill back down, but thought if I used that to make up to 5k, it would sort of be cheating, so ran the opposite direction and back until I'd done 5k. Then I thought I might as well run down the hill. So then I'd done 6k, and my furthest so far is 7k, and it seemed silly not to keep going and see if I could go a bit further (otherwise I'd have to do it all again, just to find out...)
So when I'd got to 7k, I thought I might as well do another one, so I'd increased my distance. Then 10k seemed in reach (and I was still feeling ok) - so I just kept going. Same old plodding pace for the second 5k as the first - about 50 minutes for each, so I ran for a total of an hour and 40 minutes!! And I still had something left too, as I tried speeding up for the last 100m or so, and was able to do a nice little run, rather than the plod I'd been doing. So maybe one day I'll be able to do it quite a bit faster.
An hour later and I feel fine - just hope my skin doesn't flare up tomorrow, as it was pretty sunny (but did have factor 50 and sunhat) - but if it does, I won't mind too much, it was worth it! Oh, and I was wearing jeans, as I wasn't really intending to run - not ideal!
Funny - yesterday I cycled 10k, but had no idea that today I'd run the same distance!
Very pleased with myself.