was a bit of a disaster....
I decided to try my first run off the treadmill and out of the gym along this gorguss prom !
It didn't quite work out as I'd hoped as less than 5 minutes in, I simply couldn't breath and had to slow to a walk. I didn't give up tho and walked/walked with a spring to the end ( the wall as Bill laughingly called it) the prom did literally turn a corner and then stop!? and back again
Couldn't leave it like that tho - so on the day we left -I hadn't been able to sleep (bad traveller) so I got up and snook out for an early one. Didn't even realise it was still dark til I'd got out - the shutters were down! - so left my shades on the doormat. This time I had all your wise words ringing in my ears and I set of REALLY slowly, then I remembered the advice that you should be able to hold a conversation, to tell the plot of the latest movie - well I think the Spanish probably thought I'd lost the plot - as I decided to sing to myself as I ran ( well not really ran but...). It really seemed to work - I relaxed a little and my breathing was easier and I made it to 'the wall' - had a short walk and a drink, then managed to 'run' back to my starting point.
No idea how far I went, or how long it took but I did it. And was quite chuffed with myself for the rest of the day.
Have been on 2 short trips out since I got back, but still prefer the treadmill. I like having somewhere to put all my stuff - drink/tissues etc and I do actually love the numbers, I keep myself going by breaking it down into 5 minute chunks, going a little faster in the last 90s of each 5 mins, and at the end of each km if I can manage it. It's hard outside, not knowing how fast/far you're going but I will stick with it for one of each of my three runs as I do like being outside.
Still can't quite believe that was me - 'running' on holiday!!