Got a really early start this morning, should have been earlier but as ever I had technical delays and no hubby to assist this time as he was already started on the treadmill in the garage 😬 Week 9 run 1 and possibly my best yet, I went further and faster (speed reference used very loosely of course). The Brent Geese have returned to the Estuary this morning and a little chevron of them flew by, I love them but they also make me a little sad as it is a sign that Summer is drawing to a close. I was also accompanied for a short while by swallows catching flies in the early morning sun. I felt comfortable and thought I looked stylish, running smoothly in my new gear, then I saw my shadow and realised that I am not the athlete I feel I am but still some old plump lady (although I did look 8 foot tall) in embarrassingly bright clothes plodding along the sea wall ! So the moral of this morning tale is "don't look at your shadow - stick with the image in your head"😀😀.
Interestingly, I have also received my first negative comment since starting C25K from a lady dog walker I know, maybe she was miffed because she had to move so I could pass but she informed me I would kill myself running! If I had been quicker I may have replied that actually I was probably prolonging my life. Maybe she should give it a try herself, running makes me smile and feel good - she usually looks like she has been chewing a wasp!