Today was my first run since graduation and Tuesday evenings I usually run with my new running club.
It's very damp and drizzle outside so I was worried about whether or not it would effect my breathing. I am not very confident in my running ability and my running club have picked up on it, so today they firmly told me that I would be running 4 miles/6.4km with a lovely lady and my very experienced marathon running friend. Obviously I could have said no and they would have let me either run with the beginners or run 3miles/5k with some of the other runners but they very warmly and encouragingly pointed out that by changing my mentality into one of a confident runner the running rewards will be endless.
I found the pace comfortable as my two running companions chatted as we run along, before I knew it we were at the 2 mile mark and turning to head for home. The wind was against me for the last 2 miles and I did have to concentrate on my breathing so that I didn't become breathless because of the gusts that kept catching it but I felt good and continued to plod on.
I completed 4 miles/6.4km in 44:44 and I am completely ecstatic with my achievement. I was received by the other runners to a huge round of applause and a pat on the back. It was a nice feeling.
I have two more 3mile/5k runs planned this week then Sunday I am doing a sponsored tandem skydive for charity! Getting nervous now!!