So this morning I had a brilliant run, one of my best actually.
I was a bit apprehensive before I started it because my thighs have been feeling very achy since yesterday-I'm guessing it may have been due to not stretching well enough after w8r1- and also I woke up with a banging headache. Not the best combination for a 28 minute run but I pushed on and ended up running the best I ever had.
The biggest challenge for me usually with these longer ones are over coming my own negative thoughts like "I can't keep going" or even "I don't want to carry on". But there was none of that with this morning's run. None what so ever. My mind was completely drifting away, thinking of other things and barely even paying attention to the fact that I was jogging except to keep my breath and pace regular. I completely didn't even think about my aching muscles or my throbbing headache, in fact all those pains went away the minute I began. Like magic. And in the last 1 minute I even had enough in me for a proper sprint finish. I felt exhilarated by the end of it.
I can't believe this but I actually think that I really, really like jogging. And it's all thanks to c25k and all of you lovely people giving positive messages to those like me slogging through. I'm already feeling a bit bummed that I'm almost finished with the programme. Wished they did a c210k programme too.