This evening I decided to start my Runmaster pedometer app thingy when I actually started running, up til now I've been starting it when I leave home and recording the warm up walk and cool down as well. I have to listen to Laura on my cheapy MP3 player as my fancy "not so smart" phone was useless at playing the podcasts it kept freezing up on me which resulted in a lot of bad language, anyway I digress, so I wanted to know exactly how far I'm running in 30 minutes, to my great surprise Runmaster tells me I ran 5.27km in 32minutes (I kept running after the 30 minutes to where I start my cool down walk), quite honestly I'm flabbergasted as I felt like I was going pretty slow but I feel really proud that I'm running a full 5k, it is worth saying at this point that It has taken me approx 18 weeks to get to this point as most weeks I can only fit two runs in and early on I repeated some of the weeks as I was scared that my arthritic feet might give up the ghost if I pushed myself too hard too fast, also my muscles seem to need more than one day of rest between runs.
My creaky old feet do remind me they are there the day after but strangely they are not too bad when I'm actually running and now I'm thinking I might sign up for a park run so I have definitely got the bug!!!
Sorry for waffling on but I feel on a real high and find everyone's posts so inspiring, just wanted to share