I've tried to post this via OH's tablet but i get part way through try to alter something and wipe it! Its just too early maybe! so slightly shorter version!
only 10 days to my 10k in Bournemouth! eek ! so have upped training and last week did 7k/8k/5k, my most ks in a week i think!
Last night was my "Love Running Tuesday nighters" club, there were probably 60 ish there so good turn out! i go on my own, know a few people from Parkrun but not THAT many yet, its run by the fab Jo & Simon who own the "Love Running shop" My oh My it was a hard one! my 3rd run in the advanced group and we did 7.1k, there were hills! there was a bit of off road! It was lumpy! .. and i had to walk a bit(the lumpy off road bit! ) My calves were tight until i got past the 5k marker, seems to be that way lately! But i did make it round, getting a little lost as it was a complex route, around some roads i'd never been on before! 49 mins so not so bad after all and i worked out my walking bit was less than 2 mins so shouldn't be so hard on myself i guess! headed to lidl to get stuff for tea, wouldn't have ventured in there this time last year looking QUITE so sweaty in my running gear but whatever nowadays!
Good stuff of the day yesterday was a customer coming in who i hadn't seen me for a while saying "whats happened to you, you look really different!??" she said it in a complementary way so i pointed to my hair now dyed due to ALOT of grey hairs, but i think she also meant that i look slimmer! was going to tell her about the running but conversation cut short by other customers but she looked pleased for me and it cheered my day! I like that lady!
so all in all i'm happy but tired that i am beginning to see real benefits from running, my skin is better, and weirdly i can remember much better where i've left/seen things round the house(tho this may be TOTALLY unconnected, but does exercise improve the brain???!!!) my Skinny jeans are a bit snug round the calf area (SCC syndrome - thats for MILES_Yonder- Super Chunky Calves!! ) but i'm more toned all round i think -YAY!
I still run(like last night) thinking Why am i doing this? This is Hard! I'm tired and hungry! When will this run end? but afterwards i feel good but sweaty! But sometimes i actually LIKE it too!
Happy running everyone, better get breakfast now, lucky for me have a 10am start at work today