Beating my nemesis - and gremlins. W9r1!

Well, the title sort of says it all! I went out to start week 9 tonight feeling oddly positive and confident! Cedric wasn't getting a look in with his negativity - I just knew I could do it, five minutes at a time. He made a couple of half-hearted attempts, but I think mostly he couldn't be bothered to come out with me ;)

All the way round, I was just so sure this was going to be fine - I did get a twinge in my knee for three steps around the middle of the run, so will heed its message and take a few extra days before the next one - but I could hardly believe how good it all felt.

I even braved going down onto the high street so that I'd have to run back up my nemesis (the small incline which has defeated me sometimes in the last) - I had something to prove after W8r3 when the hill got me. I did compromise by not going all the way to the far end of the high street, so there wasn't the long build-up into the short steeper bit, but I ran right up the 'steep' (yeah right!) bit :) I was getting tired, but had just ten minutes to go...

The last couple of minutes I managed a bit of a burst of speed briefly a couple of times, then Laura told me that was it just as I was about to do a third sprint(!) :) And hats the time Cedric woke up. He tried saying 'see, I knew you wouldn't be able to do it!' - but I had! 30 mins running, 2.6 miles (4K in new money!)

How chuffed am I???


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11 Replies

  • 4k in new money, a steep bit, bursts of speed, smiles and 30 minutes done. Totally fabulous. Brilliant post ☺

  • :D

    *and* gymnastic-y Miss Rainbow 2 made me do stretches and a plank with her after I got back! (It seemed like a good idea at the time when we agreed it after her gym session at the weekend!)

  • Woohoo!! Well done 😀 Nearly there! 🏃🏃

  • Yeah..sounds like a good un' RainbowC . Well done.😊

  • Well done RainbowC. 30mins in the bag, now you know you can do it, enjoy your last 2 runs to graduation and kick Cedric while he's down.

  • Tackled the hill and ready to go for a third sprint? Go you!

    Wish me luck I'm just going to try for my first 20 minute jog after falling over.

  • Hope it went well :)

  • So hard...

  • But you did it, right? So that's good!

  • Astonishingly, I'm not aching today. The knee is not twinging (at least no more than usual, seems to be possibly less!), and my abs are fine too! I think I'm still going to leave it an extra day or two before run 2, to be safe, but feeling so positive about it all this week :)

  • Brilliant,well done

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