Whoop it felt good!!!

Whoop it felt good!!!

Here is my first without Laura run. I felt really good although I feel like I've run 10K. I didn't walk much at the beginning but stretched instead so it's a bit more of a true 5K. I changed my route completely to one that I couldn't really run at night although it's on an industrial estate so probably could. I also changed my playlist and shuffled it up a bit so all in all I really enjoyed it!

My breathing is much much easier, once I get into a comfortable pace and my anxiety has calmed down a bit! I hate being anxious! It makes my face redder!!! Haha!

Anyway I probably won't keep posting stats until I start to improve but please feel free to have a look at my blog elsiew@wordpress.com where I am going to record all things running and stuff!

Love Elsie xxx

11 Replies

  • Glad you had a good one Elsie! 🙂 It's great to try different routes isn't it? I love exploring new paths and tracks when I am on trails, although tend to suss out new routes beforehand on Runkeeper so I don't end up lost!😮

  • Well done! It's been really nice seeing you graduate and go out on your own into the big wide, Laura-less world! Congratulations! =]

    By the way, apologies if this has been asked of you before - what app are you using to track your running? =]

  • Don't apologise..........I use runkeeper! I've found it really good and accurate although I have just bought a TomTom watch as a treat now I've graduated!!! ;-) xxx

  • Thank you! =] And yeah, you definitely deserve a treat or two now you've graduated. Well done and thanks again! =] xx

  • Well done! That first 'unaccompanied' run can feel strangely scary. Great that you are covering 5K already!

  • Hey running bud, well done on completing your first solo mission.

    Look at you! A full 5k on your first outing as a graduate, now that's impressive. I'll probably try that tomorrow. (not sure about going solo or calling on Laura again).

    Did shuffling your playlist help in the pace of running? Did you get the tomtom with music by any chance?

  • Hey you! It was very odd not running with Laura.

    I did shuffle my playlist, it was all music I hadn't heard for ages so was quite good actually.

    I went for the TomTom without music, it was about £95 so not the mega one but looked a bit more substantial than the Garmin Forerunner! We shall see!

    I will be looking out for your progress tomorrow. I reckon you'll be at 10K before you know it!

  • " I reckon you'll be at 10K before you know it!"..... That's why I'm thinking of running with Laura, otherwise I'll never get back home!! :)

    Now that it will be block runs, try using this website audio-joiner.com/ all it does is joins all your songs together, I found it better than that little silence between songs.

    I'm still undecided between the watch or some decent Bluetooth headphones or even both :)

  • Haha, go for it! Okay I'll have a look at the audio joiner thingy. Does it work on iPods I wonder!

    I got some bluetooth headphones, I just haven't worked out how to use them yet..............see told you I am a complete technophobe!!!! :-) x

  • Well done Elsie and many congratulations on your 1st post grad run! :)

  • Absolutely fantastic Elsie !!!

    Well done , you're doing brilliantly ! :-) xxx

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