I have hated this week - moving back to intervals after that 20 minutes run really messed with my head and my body.
Warm up walk good - warm and sunny but with a good breeze and off I went
First 5 minutes good and shortly after that I think I found that thing people call rhythm
This was not easy by any stretch of the imagination - damn calves started again - used McFitty 's tippy toes tip and that helped. Few gremlins popped up but I got cross today and swore at them - really don't need that kind of negativity - "No! I won't bloody stop " Must learn to do that shout out in my head not out loud 😂
Met two ladies walking their dogs who wished me luck and applauded me so there I was after 12 and a half minutes waving my arms in the air madly and beaming at them like I'd just completed a marathon 😂
20 minutes in I was tired but still felt I had a rhythm going and I was on our big hill going up - I hardly dare say this but I felt a bit (just a bit) comfortable at times?
Reached the top and had 2 minutes to go in the shade and down hill . First time I have stopped for my warm down and my legs felt wobbly (think Irish-John called them spaghetti legs) but that didn't last long and I am recovering more quickly.
My lovely Laura called me a runner today - she is such an bloomin' smoothie that girl. However, I ran for 25 minutes non-stop today and a mere 7 weeks ago I couldn't manage 1 minute.
Now I have got to consolidate all I have learnt for the next 9 runs - sure I'll have some good ones and some not so good ones but for today the question is .............
Am I a runner?
Too damn right I am 😄 WhooHoo 🏃