Knackered but satisfied

Was all going along swimmingly. Had a lovely break at Centre Parcs for our wedding anniversary and as well as cycling and swimming also kept up my runs and completed week 7 and started week 8.

Then BAM, struck down by a nasty flu type bug which left me with an upset tummy for a few days too.

So tonight set out on W8, R2 with some trepidation having not run for a week. In my mind I was prepared to cut it short if I needed too. Had my usual 10 min struggle feeling like I had lead in my feet, then settled into my usual steady plod. Reached my nemesis steep hill at 18 in minutes which nearly got me, but once I got over that found I felt stronger as I ran and finished at quite a good pace.

Can't believe I have only 4 runs left till I graduate. A few weeks ago running for 1 minute was exhausting.

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  • Congratulations..you are nearly there and you didn't let a setback cause too much of a problem, I am glad to know that it isn't just me that finds it takes a while to'settle' in to a run.

  • You're now the 3rd C25Ker I've seen who's had a Center Parcs break recently -- including me! Hope you had a nice break :) and well done for keeping the runs up while you were away - can't say the same for myself, I slacked off!

    Well done for getting this far and keep us updated! "A few weeks ago running for 1 minute was exhausting" - amazing isn't it?!

  • Running round centre parcs early in the morning was lovely, lots of wildlife, including deer. Really enjoyed it and at Elveden I didn't have to worry about THAT hill!

  • Agh, you're making me regret it more that I didn't! :p

    By "THAT hill" do you mean the one at Longleat?

  • No, there's a horrible hill near where I live and whatever route I go I can't avoid it.

  • Well done, your so close now, can't wait to see you post about your graduation run !

  • really well done :D great determination keep at it you are nearly there :)

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