I have dithered around so much this morning before my run, first what to wear, changing my bottoms, nearly changing them back but deciding against it. Then deciding what to run to do. Shall I do 30minutes as I promised my knees or do 40minutes again, where shall I run? while deciding put washing on, hung washing up to dry, checked weather and thought about changing again. After a hour and a half Of deciding what to do I finally got out.
Still cold but warm in the sun it was getting warm (20degrees today I think winter is drawing to a close), anyway drink is very cold from freezer. Starter running not too bad but had to stop to wrap a tissue around iced water. Carried on first 1km ok, then found the rest not hard but not easy. I have come to realise I am not a natural runner that glides along ! I am more like a stomping elephant.
Anyway decide going to do 30minutes and will stop no matter what the distance, this started a battle in my mind
"do 5km, what is an extra 2minutes"
"no, no, no remember what you promised the knees only 30minutes. They might not forgive you if you do longer"
"But if you don't do 5km you won't forgive yourself"
"You know you can do 5km, this is about keeping up the running and building slowly to 10km"
At this my 30minutes was up and decided to do cool down walk back home.
So I kept my promise 30minutes and 4.72km
Saturday's run 40minutes and hopefully 6km. Hopefully knee and calves will be up to it.