I am currently half way through a 5-10k running programme as well as following the advice I have been given from my running club. I left it up to my hubby to plan our running route today. My last run I managed to run 4 miles in just under 40 minutes, and when I say just it was literally by 3 seconds coming in at 39.57, but my hubby said that he felt I was ready for a further distance! So I very apprehensively followed his lead as we headed out for our Sunday morning run.
It was blooming hard going for the first 20 minutes! I think I had worked myself into such a tizz that it was coming out in my running as I struggled to settle into it. We live in a coastal town but the route my hubby had planned was down all the major roads and I felt very self conscious about my curvaceous bum wobbling behind me as I ran along. Usually I have a running jacket with me that I have taken off and wrapped around my waist because I get quite warm after ten minutes of running but today I only had my running tights and top on.
I plodded on and found a steady rhythm, tried to shake off my insecurities and began to enjoy my run, it was nice to see that my hubby was being worked by this run and that I was coping alongside him. Less than 2 roads from home we passed a couple walking their dogs, the man was slender but the woman was on the larger side and as we passed, very widely as I am very nervous of dogs, she took it upon herself to throw a few insults at us for looking like a pair of idiots for running and that we needed to get a life As you can imagine I was completely taken by surprise! We both ignored the insults as we had our headphones in so she was unaware if we had heard them or not, but after busting my guts for nearly 5 miles it really wasn't something that I needed.
We rocked home after 5 miles and 53.17 of running and I have revealed in my success. It's the first time I've ever run that far and I feel like my running is coming on wonderfully I wasn't going to let one persons spite ruin my run! My hubby was so proud of me and I just wanted to share with all you lovely C25kers