We've just spent a few days visiting Mr Rainbow's folks, so I made the most of the change of scenery to enjoy running somewhere nice and flat - and routes don't come much flatter than Southend seafront!
DD1 decided she also wanted to go for a run while we were there, so we kitted up and set off this afternoon as the sun was setting so she could do w1r1 and I could start week 7.
As we got to the seafront, it was time to start running for me - and as she finished her first 60s run she stopped and took the photo of the beautiful sunset.
Even though W6r3 went fine, I was still full of doubts as to whether I could manage this one today. The first few minutes were full of gremlins telling me I couldn't do it, but I ignored them and kept plodding on - getting caught up or overtaken by DD as her running is waaaay quicker than mine The next five minutes felt incredibly long, until I remembered that Laura doesn't do time checks every five minutes in this one! D'oh. But that meant I was nearly half way, and from half way it's only two and a half mins to ten minutes left, and I know I can do ten minutes. Oh the mind games!
Halfway came, and about a minute later DD reminded me we needed to turn round - oops! So we did, and headed back up along the seafront, still running to and fro to keep together. The high-fives every time we passed were a nice encouraging touch, and I definitely like having my own personal cheerleader with me
Soon enough Laura announced the last five minutes, and just like last time I knew I could do it. DD was walk/jogging next to me for a bit, and I was very pleased to discover that I was indeed capable of a conversation! And then it was over. Happy happy me, and a nice walk home. 2.8 miles all in (including the walks), so knowing that I'm running over 2 miles is a real boost
On to run 2 before the end of the year...