Well after the euphoria of graduating earlier this week and walking around with a smug look on my face for a couple of days it was back to reality with a thump last night!
Legs felt like lead, breathing was all over the place and I almost chucked in the towel before reaching 5K. What a totally different experience to the graduation run where I felt so comfortable and at ease and could have probably carried on for another couple of kilometres. Admittedly the pace was marginally higher, knocking a whole minute off the graduation time. Even so I've lost the smug look now and realise that running isn't always a walk in the park (excuse the pun)