Hi everyone. Just posting to keep up my motivation to keep up the running after graduation. Have been out twice this week as planned. Didn't take the pooch because I didn't want to run in the woods where the "paths" are steep and covered with leaves so that you can't see the tree roots. I'll walk with her there this afternoon, as it is really lovely (and muddy). So I've been out pounding the pavements. My plan is this - walk 5 mins, run 4k - however long that takes (usually about 35 minutes as it is up and down hill everywhere around here) and then walk home to make it up to about 5 k altogether. This is roughly the 10% increase from week 9. I'll see how I get on with this for a couple of weeks and maybe add half a km to the run bit. Somehow it seems more appealing to me to increase the run distance rather than the time running - although they are of course intimately connected. So today I actually planned a 5km route around the area where I live - managed to work out how to do this on Garmin. But of course I didn't keep to the route "oh, I'll just have a look where this road goes" etc. I then had to work out how to get home and ended up taking short cuts which ended up going round in circles. I also discovered that I'd forgotten to press START on my walk meter app, so I didn't know which way was home. I was never far away from home, but ended up doing a 2.5 k warm down walk in the rain. 7k altogether. Feels good to have been out and done something for me, and the whole day ahead to do other things .