Well having had niggly knees all day and a tweak in my back from lugging the vacuum downstairs yesterday afternoon, I seriously did not think I would manage much "running" today.
Doing the warm up walk...and the walk to the point where I start the warm up walk, was fine apart from Gremlin Stan trying to nag me into going back home and not to be silly and damage myself further.
Well there was rather a stiff breeze coming in off the Irish Sea but actually reasonably mild with a thin covering of cloud and a decent moon glow. (Stan did not share my appreciation of the moon and just wanted to go home)
I could feel my knee as soon as I started the 1st "run"... It was more a sort of lopsided limp...but I quickly found a position and pace (another variation on slow) where I did not hurt...and I had not one twinge in my back so all is well.
I managed all 6 90 second runs...the first one was hard but after that not too bad at the snail's pace I was doing. So looking forward to getting W2R2 under my belt on Thursday night next. Run 3 will be Sat or Sun-depending on what the great British weather actually does throw at us.
I got a little psychologicaly bolder tonight in that I ran along the top bit of the promenade which is visible from passing cars so I felt quit brave....or maybe cowardly as the wind was whipping up a bit of spray over the top of the wall and I didn't really want to get wet like that so essentially I moved a little further away from the sea.
I am wondering what sort of distance people generally cover in these early weeks? I'm covering about 3k and that includes the 2 5 minute walks plus a wee bit more walking ad the runs. I have little legs!