VERY cool, cold in fact, at 7.30 which for me was really good news! Set off without any expectations - just take it as it comes. Bit apprehensive last night and this morning but it needed doing after the rubbish run last time! Nice smiles from the dog walkers. Turned the corner into the car park I need to cross, confronted by two barking collies, one of which was barring its teeth. Lady with baby buggy following so asked her to get her dogs back. 'It's alright they're only being friendly'. That is GUARANTEED to get me going! I said Look, I'm scared of dogs and I don't b****y know that. Get your dog BACK!. (Angry command to her - no please) When she turned to walk on I saw she had another dog in the buggy!! WHAT? So that episode really got my dander up and I ran off with ease!
Not a bad run this time until half way through the last half when I felt a sort of twang in my left calf. Nothing big, more an awareness of my leg. Slowed down and did some lunges to stretch it a bit and carried on no problem. Amused by Laura telling me I could change the pace if I was feeling up to it. I shifted down a gear! Didn't do a burst for the last minute but did finish!
Now I am home and my left calf has a tight area about the size of a tennis ball on the outside of my leg. I'm not sure what to do about that.
I am feeling pleased that I managed to do it today. Week 9 starts Friday!