Bolstered by support from this forum, a mouthful of yoghurt before going out the front door and two Ibuprofen with lysine- and the descision to run first and do the dog walking next- out I went.
Laura started to talk- like a zombie Dalek! Technology malfunction! Argh. I had to go back indoors to get my glasses on again and find a way to reset to normal Laura mode ( although zombie Dalek mode would be considerably slower I suspect I would kill people as the music dragged interminably on and the runs turned into marathons...).
Set off again, lovely fresh morning, gentle early morning summer sky- and I nailed it!
Went slower than slow for the first 10, and was actually coping with it and whilst probably beetroot of face, I could actually breathe!!! And found myself almost enjoying it! A strange feeling of powerfulness seemed to set in... Then on the next run I sped up a wee bit at the halfway mark, and carried on for about twenty seconds after Laura announced the end of the run- just to show who was boss. I only stopped running due to remembering warnings on here about beginners pushing it and getting injured... Oh, and the prospect of W6R3 looming as well of course!
I covered 1.3 km on the walking sections, and 3.0 km on the running sections, according to the Moves app on my phone. Got to the end weirdly happy, and feeling back on track and slightly proud to be out there and doing it... Then out for a half hour stroll with the dogs round the park. Ah me, and still a days work ahead 😀