Well back to work today after the four day break and the sun decided to come out. I woke up in the night in a slight panic about this run, having dreamt that the app stopped working and I was forced to just keep running forever! Anyway, I was psyching myself up for this run all day but felt pleased about the blue skies, that was until around 4pm when the rain came again. I almost, almost talked myself out of going out but decided to go for it, and went for the harder option of running on the coast. Wind and rain be damned!
I must have had a premonition because I had app issues (I use Runmeter but think it was user error...) so had to keep checking the time. The rain stopped after about 10 minutes and the sun came back out, lighting up the puddles on the beach. It did feel hard but comfortably hard if you know what I mean. At times my legs felt very heavy and breathing a bit laboured. But - I did it!! At one point I even ran with my arms outstretched, feeling the wind all around me. I must have looked like a loon to the passing commuter traffic but I was past caring. Celebrated with a steak back home and now I am high on mini eggs. Three hours later and I don't feel dreadful, so that's progress 😃.
Thanks so much for all your encouragement and support, it has meant a lot. For anyone struggling in the early weeks please don't get disheartened. It has taken me six months, but I AM NOW READY FOR WEEK 6!!!! 😜