Still got a bit of a niggly back but I have been taking a few more rest days between runs. Managed 35 mins 5 days ago but only 25 mins today. Still I feel if I am getting 3K or 3.5K or 4K under my belt, then I am not on the couch! When I was really resting it last week I managed a couple of hill walks up north so I was getting loads of steps in towards being active and alive
The BIG news is I have entered a 3K - one of these Great Runs type things which only has a 10K option has opened a 3K option - there's no way I would be able to do 10K this year so I have signed up and paid for SOMETHING!!
And...this is probably the biggest news for me in that I am well and truly 'outed' as a person who runs - in the school where I go two days a week (for work) female staff were invited to form a team to raise money for Cancer Research so I am doing the 5K Race for Life in May/June as part of a fundraising team (we'll each walk or run our own 5K but badged as the one group) - I would NEVER have wanted to let people know I ran/jogged before, I feel part of me has had breakthrough.
Also, I measured myself today, whilst looking at July's measurements and I have lost a couple of inches off my tum and legs - yay!! I knew this from my clothes but its a wee bonus when you feel disappointed like I did today that I was achey after 25 mins rather than 35 mins.
And...I get antsy feeling if I haven't been out for a few days. What next? Will I be scouring Lidl for running gear !?!?