Well that was hard but not for the reasons you might think!
I am repeating my week 1 as I ended up on the IC for a couple of months due to a knee injury at the end of completing week 1, so I'm starting over again.
Since my first run at the beginning of this week I volunteered to look after my 4 month old niece so my sister could do a couple of compulsory induction days at uni (as a mature student). I forgot how much time it took to look after a baby (even though it was only 10 years ago for me)! I had planned to go running yesterday with my niece in her buggy but due to timing issues with her feeds, my children with their school times, after school clubs and then my husband who has broken his leg so can't carry anything (not even a cup of tea!), I decided to just bin yesterday and was then determined to do it today when I wasn't on Auntie duty.
Today's run was great. I went out this morning after I'd been the dutiful wife making my husband his breakfast after the children had left for school. There was a cool breeze which was nice and refreshing after the past couple of days. I did consider taking a lightweight hoodie with me as it was cool but decided against it which was the right decision.
My run 1 and this run I chose to do on a large playing field 10 minutes drive away. I don't like the idea of driving to just go for a run as it goes against my reasoning for running (carbon friendly etc) but I want to be kind to my knees for the moment.
As I was doing the 5 minute walking warm up a "proper" runner came past who chose to ignore me which was quite off putting as I thought runners were like bus drivers who acknowledge each other in the same job!
Anyway, I put that to one side and concentrated on the job in hand. My first 1 minute I made sure I went slowly and was really pleased to find that it went quite quickly, so did the second minute. I started to get too confident and then went too fast on my third one minute run which meant I didn't recover quick enough on my fourth one. Lesson learnt as it meant my fifth and subsequent ones I made sure I went slow. I was really pleased to finish and once again felt that I can definitely tick week 1 run 2 off.