So, I have carried on running every other day since graduating and have six post grad runs (jogs) under my belt. My aim at the moment is just to increase speed/distance a bit with a view to doing a park run. I know the speed doesn't really matter and the park runs by all accounts are fun and there for everyone whether you run, jog or walk but I just want to get round without too much of a struggle.
My graduation run was completed in 43:35 and todays jog a PB at 40:49, so already a small improvement! The strange thing is today I went out and decided to cover 5k by jogging, and walking whenever I felt I needed to. The reason being, when I went out on Saturday, my legs felt like lead and as soon as I got home I got a migraine. Since then I've felt a bit lethargic so didn't want to overdo it. So off I went with just the radio for company and did my best time yet. I even had hills! Yes, my Garmin tells me I had a gain of 41m, whereas on Saturday I was at sea level for most of the run. The figures to me are just a bit of fun and keep things interesting even though I don't really do figures. But, at least I can see I am improving, and today had a few 30 second walks in amongst the jogging.
Unfortunately, when I got back home, I got another migraine ( or more specifically another visual disturbance), so that spoilt things a bit. Don't know if it was the excitement of a PB or the run itself or what! As long as I don't keep getting them, I don't want to stop this running now I've started!!! I am enjoying it so much. Anyway, once I get to 40min, it'll be a park run for me I think.