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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