Just back from my much anticipated run with my friend. It was great, went really well, very proud of her. She couldn't get the podcasts to download, she said they kept playing rather than downloading and I'd forgot my old phone I use just for running. So we just had to guess timings. But I did have my jawbone up band on so was able to look at the stats when I got home and we seemed to have timed it pretty close to what we should have done for week one. In fact we done one minute extra. Not including our warm up and cool down walks We covered 2.37 km in 21 minutes giving us a pace of 9.2 min km. not bad for her first ever run. Just as I was leaving I said jokingly right see you in 2 days for our next run, and although she looked rather nervous she said I'm actually off work on Saturday, meaning she may well be up for coming out again, but I didn't preassure her I said have a think about it and if you want to just shout and il be over. So all in all a good wee run. Personally I found it quite helpful for me too, as I wasn't pushing myself So I found I could really focus on my posture and running technique. So hopefully she will come out with me again, for both of us. although talking was a whole other matter, we both struggled with that lol but us being us found we couldn't stop ourselves nattering about this and that.
Also while I'm here, does anyone have any tips for flexibility exercises. (Not the podcasts that go along with the programme, I found them boring and couldn't finish any of them)
I went horse riding for the first time yesterday and discovered that I am not flexible at all.....
I.e I couldn't get me flippen leg back over the horse to get off.
Not the most elegant graceful or dignified moment I've experienced in my life.