W2R1 done - and at 6 am!

Thanks for your encouragement so far guys. Got up at 6am today to do my run - not a morning person at all! So a pretty big deal - and it was great. Nice and cool - the step up from week 1 seemed ok too. Some of the intervals I wasn't ready to stop because it was feeling good, and a couple were harder to finish (towards the end) so still need to work on pacing myself. Just time for a quick shower and then off to work :)

Also my husband was jokingly telling me he didn't think I would do it - so of course, I got up at 6 and ran :)

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  • Well done, a very fine run! Keep going, you are doing greatπŸ‘πŸΌπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

  • Thanks - I forgot about my usual walk to the train station to get to work so walking another 3 km now :)

  • Post run walking is great for the legs πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€

  • Brilliant! Sounds like you did great :) I love getting out early, get up, get your stuff on and get it out of the way before the madness of the day gets in the way ;)

  • Definitely :) I'm a health librarian so end up sitting quite a lot of the day doing research so have to make a concerted effort to get out and exercise :) my husband works on a farm so he gets a lot of going up and down hills (very steep coastal farm) and chasing stock so his fitness level is better than mine :)

  • But you will be able to beat him soon! :)

  • Wow, that is early well done! Shows dedication, keep up the good work :)

  • Thanks - let's see if I can carry this dedication through :)

  • You can.. you have posted on here.. we are right behind you :) x

  • Lol, it's funny how spousal doubt can be such a great motivator sometimes! ;)

  • Hehe - he alternates between encouraging me and teasing me, but that's probably our relationship in a nutshell anyway :)

  • Sounds like my lovely husband.. :) We are lucky :)

  • My husband's encouragement before I graduated...?

    " Ah, it's only a drop of rain or snowing lightly/ blowing gently/ hailing intermittently...just get out there " :)

    It always worked :)

  • Go you! I love the morning run.. sets you up for the day.. and not easy at this time of the year!

    Very well done.. and off to work too ! I am old, :) so retired.. much easier for me.. I am impressed :)

  • Thanks :) I am in New Zealand, so it is summer and lovely and warm over here (sometimes a bit too warm!). It is just about light at 6 in the morning; the street lamps were still on till about halfway through my run :) I was feeling a bit tired by the time I got home from work last night, but it was a good tired. Rest day today and back to running again tomorrow! And I'm not stiff today; was worried I might be, but guess my stretching might help keep that at bay (and young limbs).

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