London was cold and rainy this morning, but I decided that wasn't stopping me, 'I can finally wear that amazing raincoat I bought for the Andes and never used' I thought. Well I have found out it is perfect to keep you dry but you definitely need less layers underneath.My period started last night, I am bloated and cranky, that didn't help either.
Despite all this, I was excited for this run, I was more confident than last Monday, and I think that was what the problem, overconfidence. I think I started the first 3 minutes too fast, by the end I was exhausted and hot, when I went to the 5 minutes I was so discouraged I almost gave up, my body wasn't responding, I was uncomfortable, hot and the rain was pouring over me. I could only think of how miserable I was. And then Laura said 'only 60 seconds left' I put myself together and focused on my breathing. I made it half way through.
Once you make it this far it is really pointless to give up isn't it? The second half of the run wasn't that bad, I think by then I accepted the idea that today was going to be awful like this so I kept going, slow and steady, and tried to find distractions along the way. This way I managed to finish it, hope on Friday at least it doesn't rain!