Well, this week has been a journey...
R1 - Brilliant - even managed a faster 1 minute run at the end 😀
R2 - not feeling great - stopped after 23 minutes on my 25 minute run 😩
R3 Part 1 - after my apparent disaster on R2 decided to come off the common and went to local park yesterday - 20 minutes away - instead. Flat and easy to run around I thought. I have never run on tarmac and the park was full of ducks and parents and children and I found it all a bit disconcerting after my lovely trail running. After 10 minutes my gremlin said stop and I just gave in and said OK - I bloody well quit! I just literally gave up or gave in and mainly because the same as R2 I was running too fast....what does it take it get slow into my head? Think i was running faster because I had a larger audience - pride is not good is it?
I had a choice here - to give in and say I can't do this - my gremlin said "It's beyond you. Look at you? Failed on last two runs? You are Pathetic!" (Hissy Fit) ....OR to fight and tell myself that after 8 weeks and a lot of pain I was not going to give up (Missy Fit)
By the time we had driven home I had decided that I would run my trusty old route today and that I WOULD succeed and finish W7...
R3 Part 2 - The Finale - So, at 6.30 tonight I set off. Warm and air full of flying ants who seemed massively interested in my yellow t-shirt. This time I listened to Laura, and started running determined to ignore pace or distance.
What a truly amazing run I have just had - really guys that was the best. I ran so slow 🐢 but really steady and I felt positive and strong and I managed the little last minute speed run at the end 😀👏
Picture of my faithful running companions and also the hill I always mention which is at at the back end of my runs......
A few of you have put posts up in the last few days that unbeknown to you have really helped me get to the right frame of mind and I am so greatful - thanks so much ❤️
Onwards to W8 and 28 minutes 🎉. Is it really only 6 runs to go to my shiny badge? 😯