not quite such a horrid run!

After my "horrid run" on Friday, I fought the "shall I , shalln't I" gremlins for an hour and the "can't really be bothered" gremlins and got myself out with dog in tow - or rather she tows me for the first few hundred yards. I can't say I enjoyed it but did manage the 30 mins (and a couple of extra ones, just to be sure) VERY, VERY slowly - partly because it was very muddy in the woods, and downhill very muddy makes me go slow, as does uphill muddy, but mostly because I run slowly!! It makes me chuckle when people on the forum say they are so slow and take a whopping 40 mins for 5K!!! If they think they are slow!! Watch me. (You'd nod off) Anyway, completed the 30 mins, dog had a muddy walk and collected sticks/ branches, and we got home in one piece, covering 5k altogether (including walking up and down outside the house to make sure we did 5K.) My aim is to do 5k every outing, however long a warm down walk it takes. Still a bit like banging your head against a brick wall, but I know it's good for me. Garmin said I used 320 calories. Walkmeter said 280. I think Walkmeter is a liar. Happy running to anyone on or finished the programme.

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  • Well done Bonnie, you showed those gremlins who's boss! :)

  • Oh well, at least now your dog adores you more than ever before, and you had an adventure together. Slowly over mud is a fair compromise if completely avoiding it is not an option, I suppose. It's a bit risky, and it would be extra tiring, because there are all those random unexpected little movements you have to counter when the ground doesn't just keep nice and still for you. Hopefully your day when you soar out over the brick wall is still to come, and you don't have to keep settling for "good for you" for all time. It's very brave of you to keep on when you have to fall back on that.

  • not sure how to take that.

  • You say your run was like banging your head against a brick wall. So you're just going out to do the run because you have to? Which is then pure self discipline (as opposed to spending the morning wishing the afternoon would hurry up so you can run). ? If I've missed the point, you might have to be more specific.

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