Laura said 3 mins of running and I thought OK - I've done that before. Then she said 5 minutes of running and I thought....Oh crikey! Theres a hill in front of me 😟
But what Laura says, I do, so off I went. Very slow and feeling very hot as the sun was beating down on me
My head was down and I was struggling. It's been a strange week as my precious and much loved mum-in-law died on Monday but I told myself that although I was hurting a bit, I was out there, in beautiful surroundings, on a sunny day with people I loved around me and that I was alive
So even with my legs aching, I lifted my head and I made a conscious effort to notice the sun on the trees and the dragonflies darting past me and the birds flying around the trees and the way my funny pictured companion was enjoying his walk/run....and I relished the view of my husband in front of me waving encouragingly and circling back to give me high 5's every time I finished a run
And I only went and bloomin' did it. The last 5 mins running were easier than the first but I was tireder after the run than I have been for a few weeks. But I did it and I am feeling so good. I ran 16 minutes in total albeit at intervals but still 16 minutes!
Still got to credit all you guys for getting me this far. At one stage I said to my husband (yes, I can talk a bit whilst running now!) I've got to do this as I have to let the forum know 😀. Your posts are massively motivational - thanks x
On a final and upbeat note: when we got home I said to hubby, Laura says I can have a snack - do you want one? 😂 He asked if Laura had moved in with us - whoops. A step too far perhaps 😂