Stressful week, not run since Sunday. Knew I needed to, both physically and mentally - needed that 'space' so I went out, promising nothing to myself. Thought I'd be lucky to run round the block...
So off I went, with my own music and iPod nano for company. I set it for a 30 minute run and I found it quite pleasant. I kept asking myself, you ok? Legs? Lungs? They said yes, so on I went. Ran for the 30 minutes, checked my iPod and had only run 4.5k so I carried on and when I was told that was another 5 minutes I checked again and I'd run 5k in 35 minutes. My iPod also told me I'd run my fastest mile - though didn't share which one that was or how fast.. Very secretive!
I've come down from just over 36 mins, then 35.5 and now 35 so very pleased... ! Would like to beat that when I run the Race for Life next weekend but we'll see!
Running definitely takes away a little of the stress of everyday life. You have to concentrate on what you're doing, or sing along to the music (inwardly!) and the stressful thoughts disappear. Glad I went out today.