Today I went out for my first run after graduating last week. I should have gone on Sunday but didn't get the chance as one of my little boys was awake and wouldn't settle then we had things to do during the day (hence why I try and go before the day starts proper).
As it happens it was a useful couple of extra rest days as after my graduation run my knee had been a bit niggly (some different less corrective cushioned insoles are on order) but it had settled down by this morning.
After seeing the weather forecast yesterday I expected it to be a tad chillier than I've been used to, so I was contemplating venturing out in my as yet unworn running tights. In the end though I decided to tough it out in my usual shorts and t-shirt.
It was a bit nippy during the warm up walk, but after I started running I didn't really notice it.
I did discover one small benefit to having "a bit of a tummy" - when I started running I found that if I positioned my arms just so, then as I ran my hands rubbed against my tummy and generated a bit of warmth. Kept my fingers a bit warmer until I'd gotten into the run and warmed up.
I was a bit wary about leaving Laura behind just yet, not quite ready to go off-piste and go with my own music/podcasts, so I listened again to the week 9 podcast.
Didn't quite match the record breaking feats of my graduation run. I did just over 3.8Km.
For the next few runs I think I'm going to gradually build up and rather than stop after 30 minutes, I'll keep going until I hit 4Km, then 4 and a bit, then 4 and a bit more and so on up until the magical 5K.
For anyone just starting out on the plan, or in the early stages, and wondering if they'll be able to do it...Yes you will!