Well here we go! After last Saturdays week 5 run 2 yet again I've had no chance to put in any more runs because of parents' evenings, governing body meetings etc, so today was run 3. Up til now I've managed to run slowly on the treadmill reading my kindle. But, today I decided that I needed to try running without a distraction. So it was just me,Laura and the treadmill. After the first 5 minutes the gremlins appeared and started telling me how much my legs hurt, how silly my running looked, how breathless I was etc so I decided to visualise an image to beat them. At the 10 minute mark I wanted to stop but by then in my head was an army of little green stick men with fluorescent hard hats hammering away at my muscles on every in breath! But, on every out breath they were tumbled out and onto the floor in front of me waving their hammers and screaming a slow death. I pushed on and by the end of 20 minutes there was a huge pile of silly little stick men withering away on the floor. I'd done it!! And I felt so happy. I know this sounds bonkers but it got me through it. Half term this week so no stopping me from getting in the runs for week 6. Am reaching my goal slowly...5k before my 53rd birthday. 😘🏃🏻♀️❤️🏃🏻♀️😀
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