Hello again. Warning: many exclamation marks!
After a week where I missed a run and where I was out late most nights due to work, I felt like I'd fallen behind a bit, and R3 was looming large on the horizon!
I repeated R2 on Sunday morning, getting up at 7am to make sure it was cool enough to run comfortably.
I managed to kind of mess that one up, thinking there were 3 x 8 minute runs, so by the end of the second one, I was further from home than I wanted to be. So I decided to run home instead of walk, and fitted in 2 extra 5 minute runs with a couple of minute's walk between them!
I kind of figured that if I could do that, a 20 minute run would be a stretch but I shouldn't be worried about it.
So I set out this morning, into the cool, bright morning with half a plan as to my route and actually excited to find out if I could do it!
It took me ages to relax into it, I could feel that I was tense across my shoulders and through my hips, so I concentrated on forcing them to relax, and spent a good 30 secs running with my arms out and down to stretch my shoulders out a bit. After 10 minutes, Laura piped up and I checked my energy levels. That's when I _knew_ I could do it. The next 10 minutes were hard work, but not insurmountable!
I've just checked Runkeeper and I covered just under 3km in the 20 minutes of non-stop running! What a start to the week!
Fingers crossed you'll all have brilliant starts to your weeks
Roll on W6R1!