Run1 of week 4 had to be my best run ever! I really enjoyed it, the entire thing. And the strangest thing was that I didn't even feel tired, or out of breath, or like I was dying like I usually do when I jog. I had to keep checking my pulse to double check that i was doing enough to raise my heartbeat. I even had enough energy to jump around a little, trying to reach high tree branches i went passed on the last 5 minute jog. It was a wonderful run.
Runs 2 & 3, not so much. They were really challenging, mentally rather than physically. Like the first run the jog wasn't too taxing on my body. Unlike the first run I was dreading having to complete runs 2 & 3. For both runs I felt really nervous before I even started. I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to complete it. I think I was feeling a lot more pressure to complete the runs since I felt that I had no excuse to not be able to do it since had completed the run previously.
And then when i was jogging I kept thinking over and over again "I don't want to do this" and "I can't do this". Thankfully after a few minutes those thoughts quietened down but I have to say that I really didn't enjoy those runs, which makes me feel sad because after r1 I was beginning to think that I was finally becoming a 'real' runner.
Oh well, either way I finished it which I am proud of.
Week 5 starts tomorrow! Can't believe I am already more than half way through the program.