No, it's not the walk of shame we initially think of!!
I set out this morning for the start of my week 7 run. It was cold this morning so I did a couple of things around the house before heading out around 9.30 am in the hope it was warmer (my phone said it was!) as I hate that cold feeling when you first start.
I felt ok but not brilliant for my warm up walk but carried on and then started my 25 minute run. Rather than go around the large sports park I opted to go part way round our local airport which is also a cycle route. The aim is to manage to get all the way around eventually but it is a 7km circuit so that is way in the future for now. I was 12 minutes in and hadn't heard Laura say half way or anything when a gremlin told me that I was out of breath and thirsty. Sadly I listened to the gremlin and stopped to have a drink and a breather. I was so annoyed with myself that once I caught my breath (recovery is most definitely quicker these days) I set off again but only lasted 90 seconds or so before I stopped again. I decided to walk the rest of the way and thus I did the walk of shame by listening to Bastille on my playlist to cheer me up.
In some lyrics taken from Bastille's track Pompeii "How am I gonna be an optimist about this?" I have taken away that 1) I ran for 12 minutes solid which is something I couldn't do 6 weeks ago 2) it was a lovely day for a nice walk (!) 3) I loved listening to Bastille on my morning's walk and 4) I think I shall go back to week 6 for the interval training again before tackling week 7. I believe it will boost my confidence as well as increasing my fitness before the continual runs. Hopefully by repeating week 6 I will then be able to get through the continual runs.
Onwards and repeat before we go upwards!