Week 6, day 1. How hard was that!!!!! I expected it to be a doddle after my 20 minute run on Friday but it was a catalogue of disasters.
I hadn't run since Friday due to back pain but that was fine.
I set off too fast - thinking I was invincible after my 20 minute shuffle last week. I just managed the first five minutes. I had a stone in my shoe - digging into my right heel. My music stopped 4 minutes into my 8 minute run - I can't run without music so I walked for about 30 seconds to sort that out. I finished the 8 minute run (minus the 30 minute walk) but had to dodge through an OAP outing walking slowly, four abreast, along the canal. I struggled with my last 5 minutes - no idea why and had to stop and walk for around 20 seconds. I tied my laces too tight and the toes on my right foot felt like they belonged to someone else.
On the plus side, I did complete 4.77 k (including the warm up and cool down walks) in 48 minutes (boy, am I slow - I think it said my pace was around 9.4 km per hour).
However, ever the perfectionist I will be repeating the run on Friday and probably again on Monday. I think I was out of synch - the OCD in me dictates that I must start a week on a Monday and finish it on a Friday!
It was also a positive that Laura commented I wasnt the only person to find it hard going!