I have been increasing my distances gradually since I graduated 4 weeks ago and today I headed out for my first ever 10k.
I have been running a couple of 4 and 5 mile runs each week and both my running partner/hubby and running club have told me I'm ready to go for the 10k but I have been apprehensive to go for it. But not today
The weather on the south coast is much like the rest of the UK wet, windy and water logged and today was no different but as I got my running things on I just accepted that it was going to be a wet and blowy run but it was ok because once I get back home I can have a long soak in a hot bubbly bath before the kids get home from school. It's half term next week so I know things would have kept cropping up and getting in the way if I put it off so I went for it.
I got caught a couple of times when crossing the road but I arrived back home in 1 hour and 3 minutes which I am over the moon about! It has given me such a boost to my running confidence, such an unbelievable feeling. I feel fantastic, it has to be one of the best valentines present ever