I'm so damned happy because todays run (Week 8/3) went really well. I've been using MapMyRun to work out various 5K routes and chose one of my faves, where there are hardly any pedestrians to get in my way.
Legs felt good all the way and I marvelled at how they've become used to running over the 8 weeks. I remember when I started I had shin pains, calf pains, thigh pains, foot pains.....the lot! Now though, having kept steadily to Laura's instructions, my legs are in good shape and the 28 mins posed no problems. What DID though was my breathing! It's probably because it's quite humid that I struggled to fill my lungs with enough air to keep going, but I had to really concentrate to breathe ok.
At one point during my run I passed two young chaps in decorators overalls smoking on a bench. As I got closer, the smell of weed invaded my nostrils like an unwelcome invasion and they quickly stubbed out their spliffs as I got closer. I wouldn't want to see their decorating skills in action! The poor client - whoever they might be!
That said, I managed to cover 5K in 31'08sec. I couldn't believe it because I start week 9 on Sunday, and just hope that this wasn't a flash in the pan! I felt well chuffed with myself and even told my cat about my PB. She didn't wake up from her cushion and couldn't give a hoot.
Anyway, thanks for reading and I wish you all a happy, calm and beautiful weekend.