So yesterday I decided to try an outdoor run on my own as my last two had felt too easy on the treadmill. What a fail it was! My usual outdoor route was so muddy I felt like I was hopping more than jogging, I managed 8 minutes then had to stop. I carried on running/walking up to 22 minutes.
It really knocked my confidence but I was determined to start week 7 with a big tick. My hubby and son arrived home at 2am this morning after a lads weekend away in Spain. After telling them my story hubby decided he would accompany me today.
I picked a flatter route on pavement which I knew would take me roughly the 25 minutes. So off we went, I took it nice and steady really not sure that I could do the full 25 minutes. The first 10 minutes seemed to go quite slowly but I seemed to hit that barrier you have to push through at about 15 minutes. I felt quite good after that and at 20 minutes started to pick up the pace a bit. I finished the 25 minutes having run 3.5 km. Slow and steady but I can work on speed later.
I have learnt now that even if you have a bad day the next can be completely the opposite. I feel happy and a bit more confident now about my next run Fingers crossed!