Hi all, woke this morning, had breakfast. The sun came out and cast shadows over the running area. I new it was time......... Put on my running gear, attached my electronic tomtom and engaged the GPS.
Set strava on my iPhone as back up just incase. No way was I going to miss this run for no man nor beast.
Engaged the lovely Laura for Wk 9 run 3 and off I went.
The first five minutes drifted away into the sounds of Julie on the C25k app.
The usual breathing aching leg muscles and snot started...... Would I ever manage the last 30 mins to graduation.!
Then the run started. Again the muscles, snot aching legs and now sweat intensified.
At the 10 minute point I was set to give up hold my head in shame but no I soldiered on.
After 15 minutes I had settled into the bad taste in music and all I could think was half way there.........
Now with the sun in my eyes I turned and started the return via another route. Suddenly I was a runner passing walkers babies in prams and the lovely views I just kept going. I finished the app and decided Forest Gump the gladiator was well and truly in the zone
Finally I got back after much sweat snot and euphoria. I checked my strava and Tom Tom I had been running for 1:02:38 and covered 5 miles. To say I was pleased was an under statement.
So at week 9 with 82 miles covered in 17h 59 mins I can finally say I've SMASHED IT ........... The forest gump tiger acting as a gladiator prime minister has graduated with honours ......
And especially for you JJ here is the video link to the smashed 5K.....
Thank you all for your continued support, I do hope I get to meet you at some point....
And for you Aliboo 7th March 2015 graduation is here