So, after finally getting past my gremlin at around the 18 minute mark (at a particular bus stop) the other week to fully qualify for W6R3 I have been attacking week 7. Runs 1 and 2 went really well and I was looking forward to run 3 this morning after the weekend.
I tried to leave it a little while before heading out as there was still a bit of ice on the car. I ventured out just after 9am and what a beautiful morning although still cold at 6°C. I made sure before I left that I had on my long sleeved top and a waterproof running jacket which seems to give me the right amount of protection from the cold without sweating to death in it halfway through a run. I also did some star jumps in the hallway quickly to make sure I was warmed up enough before opening that front door.
I started my warm up walk and then went into a run when Laura said to. I had only been running 1 minute when I felt my running belt loosen and drop to my hips (although still fastened) and then start bouncing on every step I took. I got annoyed with it so stopped, paused Laura, readjusted and then carried on having started Laura up again - much better. I should have readjusted my leggings at the same time as these felt like they were slipping down as well but I managed to pull them up a bit whilst still running. I got halfway and decided that that I really did need to pull my leggings up properly and readjust my running belt AGAIN. Once again Laura was stopped and I yanked everything back into place quickly and tightened the belt up really tight (this time it stayed where it should have been all along). I then resumed my run and Laura. It was only a few minutes later that I spotted this helicopter close to the adjoining path I run along the perimeter of the local airport and I thought you all might like to see it as well, so I once again paused Laura, took out my phone and snapped away briefly. I felt much happier on this final leg and managed to run back without anymore hiccups.
I've always had a problem in the cold with my eyes watering like a dog and today was no exception. Goodness knows what other people must think if they see me wipe away a tear - hopefully they get the impression that it's my grit and determination to get to the end that's making me cry!
I'm in two minds whether to repeat this run 3 but I think I will carry on to week 8 as I feel I can do the 28 minutes. In my defence I did complete the 25 minutes but it was disjointed. If I feel week 8 is too much I'll drop back and repeat. Onwards and upwards!