Hello! I wasn't going to run today, but am very glad I did. I've been feeling pretty rotten since the middle of last week (horrible chesty cough, cold etc, like lots of us on here), so missed a couple of runs and was still coughing like mad this morning. Anyway, decided I couldn't bear not to go out again, so I just went. I thought I'd just take it really slowly and maybe just do 20 minutes or so, so didn't plan to do my usual route. I did keep it slow, and I was feeling really, really good, so didn't check time/distance at all and just kept going until I naturally ended up back near home. When I looked, I saw I had done 6.8k! I've never done more than 5k before, which I've done on my four or so runs since graduating. I'd been running for 48 minutes. Had also completely lost track of time and wasn't home when the kids got in from school, which I've also not done before, even though they've got a key (luckily). To be honest, I'd forgotten all about them for a little while there, terrible!
So, I'm not going to refer to this as a miracle today, as it is finally dawning on me that this is just what happens when you stick to C25K and keep running - you get fit and feel amazing (not that you start forgetting all about your children...)
Not really sure what to do now - I need a post-C25K plan. I much preferred having somebody telling me what to do. Any grads with ideas/plans? I downloaded the C25K+ podcasts, so thought I could try those, do a normal 5k run and perhaps start edging up the distances on one? Something like that?
Happy running everyone
PS The new trainers clearly are amazing - that was the first time I ran in those too.