...was my reward for completing week 2 (well, 3 segments, before the rest was inhaled by a 13 year old), along with an afternoon showing of Harry Potter and numerous cups of tea. It's the last day of the school hols, after all.
I must say, I found it hard though. The first two outings of week 2 were easy, and I've been trying to work out what the difference was. I think I may have had too many clothes on (oh I say!) as although chilly, there were blue skies today, and no wind. I also found my shins were painful although by the 3rd cycle they had got better. Is this the fabled Shin-Splints I've heard so much about? How do you avoid this? Ouch.
On a positive note though, I woke up this morning with my all-too faithful black dog by my side. Anyone who suffers from depression and anxiety issues is aware of the positive effects of exercise, although half of the battle is getting up and dressed and out of the door. Very glad I did though, black dog firmly back in his kennel now. Phew.
Something I've started doing is using Map My Run alongside the C25K app (once I'd worked out how the darn thing worked). Not for everyone I know, but I've logged how far I've gone, and in 2 weeks I've done just over 22km. I'm keeping a running total and if I ever get discouraged, I look at that, and think, I never thought I'd be doing this! I'm not bothered by personal bests or going faster really, but it is a boost to see how far you've come. And obviously the number keeps going up, can only be good! So here's to a happy and healthy 2014 with minimal black dog visits, thank you very much! xxx