Today I woke up feeling pretty rough but had a day off work planning to do usual chores and fit in my first run of week 6 which I've been looking forward to since the euphoria of being able to run a full 20 mins on Sunday. The weather was foul, cold, windy and horizontal rain. Decided to put husbands running leggings on under my waterproof dog walking trousers, walk the dog and then swop wellies for trainers, Barbour for husbands running jacket and do the run, that way the dog would only be filthy once was my thinking. On the dog walk I felt really ill, a touch of the menopausal there's nothing actually wrong with me but I feel terrible. Just decided to head home after about 30 mins walking with the dog and give up on the idea of a run today. On the way back began to feel a bit better and the long and the short is I decided to do the run anyway. I put Laura on while I was swapping dog walking gear for running gear so I could forego the 5 minute warm up walk figuring I'd already done that. I managed the run and found it surprisingly easy and my goodness do I feel brilliant both physically and mentally. My husband is away for 3 months and is a really big runner, he doesn't know I am doing this plan but it has been my little project while he is away. I'm looking forward to dropping in casually that 'I'm just off for a run' when he is back! That's been my motivation, I've bought my own trainers but I'm using his stuff that he's left behind, if I get to the end of this plan I think I will be justified in treating myself to some very snazzy gear!
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