Hello all! Well this morning after a 2 day break between runs (decided to give myself an extra day of recovery at this stage of the program), I embarked on my run!
I've been off work for 2 days, as I think I got a bit unwell from a flu vaccination and had 2 days of wave after wave of nausea, headaches and really yucky night sweats!
I was a bit nervous (as I am all the time when I progress to a longer run ), however I needn't have been. Yet again the different route must have confused my poor brain and distracted it from the usual thoughts of "hey stop, you should walk, how good would walking feel right now" and the time seemed to pass by nice and quick. I also decided to set Runkeeper with a pace I wanted to achieve so each 5 minutes she barked in my ear how long my run duration had been and how far off my pace I was. I got within 9 seconds of my desired pace, but obviously come cool down time, that time slipped away. I didn't really mind though, as I know that during the run I was close enough and that may have also spurred me on.
The big news was, that today was my first 'cold weather' run. Okay, yes, most of you are in the tropical UK right now but for us here in Far North Queensland, the attached pic shows that it was quite a chilly start for me. I actually put on a sleeveless (singlet we call it) top and walked outside and came back in and had to put a t-shirt on! Brr!
Anyway, that's my update for now.. graduation is looming and I'm very excited that I've come so far on this journey! Hooray!