Should have gone out yesterday but had 'a bit of a tum' and it was so hot, I thought it was probably a good idea to give it a miss. Felt better by the afternoon so went for a long walk instead and worked out a new route which keeps me off the roads a lot more.
Anyway, I got up a little earlier today and as it was not quite so sunny (I think we had a thunderstorm overnight but can't say I heard anything!!) decided to get out and try the new route. May not have been as sunny, but it was very muggy! Still, I just wanted to try and get some kms in my legs and not worry about speed, pace etc. Once over the ring road, I only had a couple of less busy ones to cross then it was mainly through a housing estate with lovely quiet and tree-lined pedestrian paths to run along.
I have to say, today felt much more like the way I was running a few weeks ago and I was very happy, the first time I checked the Garmin, to see I'd covered 5.7k without any real difficulties. Legs didn't feel as heavy, breathing was coming more naturally - I felt like I was covering the ground much more smoothly. Nearly home and stopped running at 8k - the first time for a while that I felt I could have continued for a bit longer.
Overall, a pretty happy dottie.