It was my long run day today, so I headed off on to the lovely paths and bridleways here in the Surrey hills. Despite the cold, it was a beautiful spring morning, daffs in full bloom and birds singing around me. Parts of my route were still incredibly muddy - nearly lost my shoe on a couple of occasions in the deep mud (just as I like it!) but I just felt so lucky and happy to be out running today.! The hillier parts of this route are definately feeling 'easier' and I hit 10k in a PB time of 1:01:38 🙂.
Have a 10k 'undulating' 😮 Trail run on May 1st which I know will be tough but I am really looking forward to. Have also just entered the Great Bristol 10k a couple of weeks later which I am going to run with my sister. Have not run in an event that big so should be quite a special day!
This c25k programme really is the beginning of a fantastic journey,if you want it to be. It took me months to graduate, following a nasty calf tear at work at week 8 the first time round. I had to start from scratch again after physio, and there were times during that recovery where I seriously questioned the hopes and aspirations I had to run 5k three times a week. Stick with it, because the hard work does pay off. Listen to your body, don't overtrain, but just keep on getting out there, enjoying your runs and the world around you. I am a 50 year old woman who now feels fitter and stronger than I have ever felt in my life...and I am still setting myself new goals🙂.