Week 9 run 1. Well I decided on an early morning run as this week is busy with full day of work today and I want to try and get the 3 runs done by Saturday when I'm getting my hair done as my big treat for finishing! Set the alarm for 6am, and watched the clock from about 5am arguing with myself about getting up and out for a run. I mean I'm awake and I've left my stuff downstairs the night before. I know how good I'll feel after the run, and the hot shower and poached egg will be amazing, when I'm super glowing after my run, but I really have to force myself to go. But dam it I go, I take myself by the scruff of the neck and boot myself out that door, I am not going to be defeated by this. And as I set out up the big steep lane to the top road I start to warm up, and as Laura starts me of I think of keeping the pace steady and doable. And I lollop along as the sun is rising in the east and the lambs are bouncing in the fields. The sky is blue and the legs are running and the music is helping and before I know it I reach the easy bit when I'm just doing and not really thinking, at about 10mins in and it feels great. One of my favourite tunes comes on alexia Jordan 'happiness' and she's saying 'through strength I found love, in time I found myself in happiness with you' I know what she means. I'm super happy when I hit my stride, and that feeling stays all day. 'This opportunity will only come once in my life' she sings and I know that the progress I've made I'll have to build on, because I can't go back now, I've come too far. In no time I've made the 30mins and trot back home to a lovely breakfast and warming shower. Now if only I could get the motivation to do this every day, wouldn't that be marvellous.