Where to start, its been an eventful few weeks, and i think they are starting to catch up on me. I havent managed to get out for a run since saturday, the mind has been willing but the body.... well thats another matter.
Finally got moved house and 'almost' unpacked, in my defence of not running, i did pack the whole house myself, and we done 5.... van loads. Surely that counteracts my not exercising... lol
Went out for a walk yesterday to explore the area and my poor legs were agony. It must of been only 2 miles but i felt like id been hit by a bus. So was a little apprehensive about running again when im as tired as i am just now. But... i somehow found the motovation, and went out tonight.
I kind of threw myself out the house, i just jumped up mid tv programme, ran through and changed and catapulted myself out the door. Only to find it was pouring with rain, so i had a great idea of running up and down the driveway up to the house, its under shelter of the trees.
Lesson 1 of the day learnt... midges hide under trees when it rains. my arms are now covered in bites, as well as scratches, (weeding for 3 hours straight an overgrown raspberry plot this morning) that would be lesson 2, raspberries might not have thorns but they can scratch you to bits.
Anyway... i was nervous about this run, as i had read so many posts about people struggling with week 7, so i probably made it harder for myself from the start, expecting it to be hard, which it was, it was really really hard, this was my biggest struggle in the whole programme, so many times i wanted to stop, but i never, i kept thinking about what everyone says in their posts, its only a bad run if you dont do it.... so i kept going.
The driveway is down hill, which meant i had to run back up it, not good, it was ridiciously hard, i found myself doing the breast stroke a few times, leaning forward too much as my legs were trying to give way, arms going all directions, but coming back down again was good. Plus side to running on our own drive, i was able to take layers off as i went hanging them on trees lol
lesson 3 would be dont forget to change into sports bra... enough said.
The final minute, i ran faster as laura suggests, which helps with the high at the end, maybey pushed it too much though as my legs were like jelly. Overall though i ran pretty slow, only around 3.6 km.
lesson 4, week 7 is bloody tough, but its mostly pyscological. I struggled, but im still here, i did it, and il do it again.
Sorry for the long blog to anyone unlucky enough to come across it, its my therapy.
Happy running, and good luck to everyone out and about