Well... That was a pesky run!
Found myself struggling to run against the wind zapping my energy, Shrek's swamp was still, um, swampy, I think I set off much too fast for the first half of the run, then had a short bout of the wobblies on the second half - a right crotchety mixture of internal moaning - too hot, starting to ache, Lauras blinking watch has stopped, why isn't it as much fun as the last run, I'm thirsty and so on... And so on.. And so on...
Managed to imprint that poppypug quote on my monsters, inhaled a little confidence and exhaled the doubt for the last 5 mins, slowed right down and re-focused on the surroundings, determined to finish the time... but didn't exactly sprint finish in style and it was more of a brisk crawl, than a walk home to be honest!
Not a bad run, just a tougher run. Very pleased to have 'banked it in my legs' as a lovely forum lady says, and still eager for R3... Minus the wind and wobblies!
I'm almost tempted to get one of those app thingies that tells you pace and distance - not to dwell on how slow, or not hitting 5k, as this isn't important to me until after graduation, but more to help me know if I've been faster or further than normal on a particular run to explain why ones I've done before seem tougher and more tiring. Think I will resist though, not overthink it... and just crack onwards and upwards!
Enjoy your runs all x