I did it - W2 completed! Woooo! I woke up to a beautiful Saturday morning and decided the opportunity to finish week 2 on such a lovely day was too good to miss. Despite mistaking brightness for warmth (the wind was FREEZING) the actual run was great. No ankle or shin grumbles, just non-stop good vibes. I even got my first ever bit of pedestrian banter.. a grinning old man greeted me with 'Don't worry, there's a bus along in 10 minutes!'. I gave him a grin and carried on, he was still chuckling to himself as I turned the next corner. I don't think I looked that bad..!
I was half way up a particularly persistent hill for the last 90 seconds when I heard Laura tell me to stop running. I do not exaggerate when I say that I repeatedly fist pumped the air.. I think the endorphins had kicked in I'm well and truly hooked on this feeling now, I just hope the love affair doesn't turn sour with next week's increase.
Just a quick query for you clever folks - this evening my shin has twinged a bit. Is it normal to have a wee bit of muscle ache the evening after a run? I keep reading things about shin splints and now I've got the fear. I didn't have any aches or pains during the run and my partner thinks I'm probably just being a bit paranoid. Any advice (read: reassurance) welcome..
Have a great evening all! X