W4R2 Feeling Lucky

W4R2 Feeling Lucky

Second run for Week 2, this time I found I had to keep myself in check for my speed. For some reason I was trotting along quicker in spurts. But once I realised, and thankfully before I tired myself out I slowed down and I'm thrilled I managed the second run of the week without too much bother. It also helped that now I've invested in some proper running leggings I no longer have to worry if they are falling down while I'm running lol. Safety pin no longer required ;)

I'm definitely noticing my stamina is improving. The hill I started going up in week 2 is getting a little easier and now I'm running once I get to the top of it and I find that I am actually recovering from the hill while I'm still trotting in that my breathing is easing.

And to finish this was the sight I had before me up here in the Highlands. So lucky to be able to use the outdoor gym and experience this feeling. Onwards to R3 on Friday x


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  • What a beautiful picture! And it's great that you can already see progress so quickly in measurable ways like getting to the top of the hill and recovering sooner. :)

  • Thank you. I'm amazed I can feel a difference so soon. Happy days x

  • Brilliant view! Well done on your run and new leggings😉 I'm doing w4 r1 tomorrow and I'm a little nervous so reading posts like this is really inspiring , thank you and good luck for Friday and scary w5😀

  • Thank you. Good luck for tomorrow you'll be fine. Know what you mean about W5 :S

  • What a beautiful sunset to end the run with - beats the housing estate views on my run! Just come in from W4R2 myself - it's really encouraging to see progress isn't it.

  • It is indeed. Cannt believe how quickly it improves, long may it continue :) Well done to you. We got this ;)

  • Lovely picture..and you have got this by the sound if it..😊 Well done (esp. with hills)...

  • Thank you. x getting there :D

  • Great photo. Well done ! I used to have "baggy pants" syndrome ! Not gone as far as leggings but got new "jogging pants" that don't fall down.

    I used to try and avoid hills even avoiding short inclines up canal locks. But after moving house had no option but to eventually conquer short hill on way home (only 500 metres ).

    It's amazing what body will eventually get used to. Running for 1 minute never mind 30 minutes I could never imagine, but now seems like a walk in the park.

    Think you've got the good habit now. Again well done.

  • Thank you x Bodies are amazing things especially, it seems, when pushed out of it's comfort zone

  • Love the photo! I've never been to the Highlands and I would love to go running there some day 😍

    I had the trousers falling down problem with my leggings until I had a lightbulb moment and noticed the drawstring on the -inside- of the waistband 💡everything is so much easier now.

  • LOL for the drawstring, I went and checked my old ones after reading that as it's like me to have that and not notice.. but no not this time. The new ones have though ;)

    You would love it here the scenery is amazing, as someone who originates from a much flatter part of the UK I'm always in awe of the beautiful scenery here x

  • That drawstring made me laugh too!

  • How fantastic to have the highlands as your own personal gym. Every day will be different & those hills will build your stamina very quickly.

    Love the photo.

  • Thank you, some of them look quite scary at the moment but hopefully in time :D Looking forward to the summer and being able to take runs along the Great Glen x

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