Not sure if I'd already posted about the disagreement between Papa-Mia and I during the week, so apologies if I'm repeating myself. The Bambinos returned to swimming lessons this weekend which involves early starts on both Saturdays and Sundays; now this happens to be at the gym where I am a member and the fitness instructor I'm working with was working today. So, I really upset the apple cart by asking, nay demanding!, that I was today's taxi. He eventually acceded to my request, which allowed me to do week 8 run 1 today.
I was full of collywobbles first thing but Julia (FI) helped calm my nerves. I cautiously ascended the treadmill, fired up the MP3 and Laura and I were off. I took it really steady at 0.1 kph slower than Wednesday's run. It seemed odd running a bit slower than normal, but for some of the run I managed to zone out again. Before I knew it Laura was saying we only had 5 minutes left, then just one minute - did I have more in the tank? You betcha! 8.5 kph for the last minute, and I actually ran for about 30 seconds longer so I achieved a nice round figure for my running PB - 3.5 km. When I started walking again, Julia gave me a quizzical look from across the gym. So I returned it with a double thumbs up and a broad grin. She did a happy dance the length of the gym and I couldn't wipe the grin off my face for several hours! : D
You know what? I'm finally thinking that I can do this. I've got 5 runs left til I graduate! Wow