Have had a bad past 2 weeks - with the eventual death of a close relative with lung Cancer . Have experienced this sort of thing before - but this was a bad one. Lesson learned -- do everything that you want to do before it becomes too late. Do it - not before you die - but before the Doctor taps you on the shoulder and says your time is coming. You may not actually die for quite some time -- you may remain 'alive" but it won't be much of a life!!!
My first 10 klms - run/walk. Run downhills, walk uphills and run/walk even intervals on the flats. Although I have been running 5 ks for some months now - both run/walk and non-stop -- 10 K's is a LONG way - especially for me , a "non-runner" approaching a 68th birthday! I managed to do it in a certain time -- not vital, but as it is part of my training for the 14K Sydney City to Surf in a few months , I am hoping to be able to continue this particular pace right up to and including the race. This would bring me home in under two hours. I am giving my legs 3 days rest until my next short run - they are OK but I can feel that they are a bit "shocked" I will have a couple more short 5K runs before going to Sydney for a funeral -- but will attempt to do another 10K along the flat shoreline of Botany Bay while there.
Be seeing you all later.