Not long been back from my week 8/2 run and I feel amazing!
My hubby goes back to work today after a very enjoyable Christmas holiday, so our running times have needed to change so that we can run together and so they fit around his work schedule.
I was itching to get out whilst getting the kids ready for school and doing the school run but my running route takes me past the school gates so I needed to wait until nearly 9 to head out , so as not to embarrass my daughter who is very highly strung at times and didn't like her friends seeing me running along lol! Anyhow, I had my running gear on and was raring to go!
I headed out into glorious sunshine and a very slight breeze, then I was away. I always find in the first 5 minutes it takes me a while to regulate my breathing and pace and today was no different but as I found my running plateau I felt almost like my body sighed in relief and I had the most surreal wave of calm and happiness overcome me. The run was just joyous as I ran my usual route noticing the little robin red breasts flitting about collecting twigs. I just let me feet take me and before I knew it my hubby was telling me that we had just passed 5k and I needed to slow to a walk and reminded me to stop my timer at a very surprising time of 31.21! 3 minutes more than I was planning on running but today I felt like I could have run for miles.
I showered and have prepared for my day ahead but I feel so stress free. I just had to share with my fellow runners because if I told any of my non-runner friends I am sure they would think I am going loopy! Haha.