This weeks going better- have got a bit of resolve and OOMPH back ! after my run/walk with George dog on tues, got up early today and got dropped off on the seafront at Yaverland to run back home! Done this route only a few times , connecting my seafront route to my "security blanket" familiar c25k training route from those days 11months ago! it was blowy again but fine, cold to start with but soon warmed up! did the speed podcast first, then a mini walk to recover, and then a rockmyrun music download full of motivating tunes! Took this shot when i got to the top steep hill at shanklin, for a mini rest. This hill is definitely getting easier, the photo doesn't show its full evilness, its the kind of hill where i put my brakes on alot going down on my bike, it wiggles round to the left then onto the front! managed to get running again quicker than i remembered previously, the cut through to my route home, which is a bit uppy-downy but i'm used to that route now. Had to put a mini speed spurt on past the dustbin men so i didn't look TOO slow, the tune playing was "Ain't no stopping us now!" then the end was in sight! forgot my garmin in the morning rush, but this route is 6.4km, so not so bad, took about 40 mins(no watch!) Sometimes i feel i'm never going to be a super-speedy or long distance runner, and i never find it particularly easy, but i guess thats the challenge and at least i now feel i can start the day feeling pleased that i got out there!(rather than last weeks failure apart from parkrun!) Next aim is to come along the cycle track on Sat after work, and to try out my NEW running rucksack that i got on Monday!! Its got nice low straps so no chaffed armpits, and the headphones go into the top so no loads of lead dangling! and option for water carrier tho i don't have the carry pack at the mo! not going to carry too much and see how far i get, did it 2 weeks ago and got to nearly 8km! A bargain at £11.99 from £34.99 in Mountain warehouse!
Happy running everyone, i have a day off today (YAY!)