W9R2 - only one more to go

My legs felt a bit heavy this morning as I set off. I went with Laura (and Julie) so I could listen to the last podcast and decided just to do the 30 mins and not go for 5 k. Mustn't overdo it. The first 10 minutes were not too wonderful, going too fast again probably, or just getting my rhythm. I found myself thinking of the route ahead and how long it seems. But the other part of me knew I could do this because I'd run 5 k on Friday and then I got my rhythm and the next 10 mins just flew by. The last 10 mins I tricked my brain by telling myself I'd run 5 minutes less than I actually had. And then it was over. The penultimate run. Only one more to go. I got home with a runners high, sweaty but elated. I danced around hubby announcing that I had run 4.1 k in 30 minutes and only had one more run to go on the programme. That soon I would be running 30 minutes 3x a week just about every week, that I would go running when we're on holiday. And I bounced around energized for most of the day! He was amused at my enthusiasm, but refused my offer that he should come with me. Jogging is boring, apparently. Huh, if only he knew.

It seems that runs at the time are rarely very pleasant. But the feeling afterwards more than makes up for it.

And I'm working on my family.


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  • LOL ! I know what you mean about the runs not being pleasant but more than made up for by the feeling when you've got another one under your belt.

    Hope your graduation run goes well and keep posting, It's very inspiring reading the success stories.

  • Congratulations and good luck on your final run


  • A whopping great big WOO HOO for you! Only one more to go! You have been a trooper and an inspiration to follow! I love that you burst and told hubby today, that's just brilliant! Keep working on him... But only we know what he's missing! Very well done JaySee, I can't wait to read your graduation post very, very soon! :) x

  • Jogging is boring...?? How very rude of him... as you say, if he only knew, there is a whole other world out there!

    Excellent run for you... very, very well done!

    One to go... EEEKKKKK!!

    Well done for tricking those pesky gremlins... you are so nearly there.. can't wait for your next post!

  • Aah... can just picture you jayseeskinny, dancing round your hubby...๐Ÿ˜

    Plenty of adrenalin rushing around after a great run. :)

    Graduation run next.. xx

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