I had a brilliant time this morning! Decided to alter my route, I don't particularly like running on the paths near me as I am on a busy road and the lorries make it a bit dodgy. I have been alternating runs and going round the local park but that was becoming a bit tedious going round in circles so today I took myself off to the riverside park a short drive away. It was fantastic, there were muddy bits, puddly bits, boggy bits, but a fairly decent path going through it all. I found the last run pretty tough so thought a change of scenery would do me good. Admittedly it was nice and flat but the wind was blowing a bit and fortunately it stopped raining the minute I got out of the car, but it was sooo good! I loved jumping the puddles and being off road.
Something went wrong with my app so it was music free and I could hear all the birds. I ended up doing 4km in 35 mins which included the warm up walk so for me that's ok, I will work on speed later. I enjoyed it so much though, my breathing was better, my recovery was better and I can actually think of a time in the future when I may do a park run or even, dare I say it, graduate. I love this and cant believe I am here week8, when I think how I was in week1 .