If you are following my posts you will remember that my last run I absolutely despised and I could not get in the right frame of mind at all! Which is why today I am so happy to say that I enjoyed my run once again.
I was worried that I would give up after my last run, and was in two minds whether to repeat week 3 or move onto week 4. I'm relieved that I chose week 4, because it turns out I can do it and all that was stopping me was myself. My joy of thinking of nothing else for half an hour has returned and a clear mind is just a wonderful feeling.
The first half of the run was great, I felt in a good rhythm, my pace and breathing was good. The second half was more of a challenge but I had paced myself well enough, and my breathing only slightly got out of control. Honestly, counting my breaths in and out really works for me.
Only slight negative was I am started to feel a slightly twinge in my left knee towards the end. Also it was like Laura was reading my mind at some point when I thought "hmmm I might have a stitch coming on", but thankfully wasn't a "full on" one.
But finishing a run with a smile on my face was something which I did not expect at all!