24 hours after the original plan,and still a bit jaded from whatever was sapping my energy over the weekend,I decided I had enough energy to brave it and have a go at the first run of Week 4. 3.30pm this afternoon,really cool and cloudy but no danger of rain - it had warmed up when I popped into the village shop afterwards (how ironic!) School holidays this week and next in these parts so felt okay that there was less traffic to deal with but had to let a few cars by. And felt less conscious about folks watching me!
Anyway...... I did it!!! Feeling very proud,couldn't run for toffee just over three weeks ago,now have for the first time in my life,run for a toal of 16 minutes and didn't feel it - almost did! Ended the run,looked at my tracker - pace equal to my previous best (yes,know I shouldn't be looking at it still,know it's too early but I can't help myself!),but this is my best session to date - have run/walked further than ever before - 4.23km!!
And the session ended at a poignant place - our local cemetery,my mum and my older brother are there - lost both,mum most recently in 2013 and it's an extra reminder why I'm doing this Would have been my brother's 36th birthday today too.
Have a few goals that will motivate me - I'll do a Parkrun if I make it all the way to the end and definitely get some new running kit if I make it that far too so extra motivation
Was completely scared last night before doing the run today - now,as I usually say when the fear of doing something strikes me (and what could go wrong before what will go right kicks in), "why was I so worried about that? It went fine!"