Hello fellow runners,
just wanted to share that right now I have that feeling... And I want to share it with you because you understand that feeling... Because you've all had it... And if you haven't, you will do and you'll know exactly what I mean...
The one that comes after a lovely run, where you feel great, full of beans and immensely proud for doing something you never, ever thought in a million years you'd ever do. Like the end of week 1, when you realise just how long 60 seconds really is, but you make it... Like that W5R3 that you stress about from week 1... and then you crack it... And it just feels HUGE... And like the graduation run when you know you did it, you didn't let yourself down, you saw something through to the end and you're beaming.
Today I have that lovely run feeling as a newbie graduate... It will be a day I remember as today I ran 5k for the first time ever Now this 5k took me 35 minutes and 6 seconds precisely. It took me exactly one week after graduating from C25K to actually run 5k. It took everything I've got and a little bit more, but I did it. I really ran, without stopping, even for a second, for 5 whole kilometres.
Of course, I am very slow, my fastest K was 6 mins 35 says the gadget and am clearly a long way off the magic 30min 5k, but I don't mind a jot, it's the most running ive ever done in my life! I think, when the hip and leg ouchies are fully gone (not too bad at all during today's run, phew!) I might be able to go a bit quicker, but if not, I'm still happy days!
Canal was buzzing with life today, boats, fishermen, cyclists, dog walkers, runners, families and of course my feathered friends, all enjoying a chilly, but bright spring Sunday afternoon outdoors. Really was delightful. I didn't take Laura today, thought I might miss her, but I found with just the music and the surroundings time became less of an issue and I just relaxed into the run and enjoyed it. The first time I glanced at the watch during my run, I'd been running for 23 minutes - I was surprised, it didn't feel that long at all!
I hope you've all had that 'feeling' on your runs this weekend, I'm smiling for all of you as well as for me
Thanks for sticking with my ramblings!