Well it was a beautiful, clear night as I stepped out to start week 8, very little breeze and not too cold as a result.
I started the day nice and early with a bit of marshalling at parkrun while Mr Pip was a number checker and Piplet lazed in bed.
We then drove over to the Leisure Centre for a mid morning swim (50 lengths for me) and Gym for Mr Pip
Then home to find Piplet making pancakes for lunch so we joined in...mmm pancakes and "Schenkstroop"
A short cycle to football... good old league 2 battle, and we emerged victorious.. and a cycle back home.. with half a decision in my head to do W8R1 and not to procrastinate for a week..
Then I decided tomorrow would be ok...then I changed my mind (old woman's perogative) and decided tonight again as I believe Mr Pip is taking us out in the car with our bikes and then a long cycle ride maybe and I don't think my tired cycle legs will want to run .
So having hunted high and low to see where my Gremlin had hidden my Bluetooth ear phones I eventually got out of that front door. The sea was quiet and calm, the sky a dark navy blue with stars aplenty...and lots of lights on the horizon, rigs, supply boats, wind turbines... all things to keep me pleasantly distracted as I thudded down the promenade very very slowly for 14 minutes and back again for 14 minutes. It was hard going and I did feel like giving up very early on, wondering what I was actually hoping to achieve by all this pounding... and the answer evades me still
Anyways on turning round for the inward journey I decided I could actually manage to complete tonight's run and I did too... Sarah Millican wittered on a bit, but I'm always glad to hear her voice especially if she has a time update for me. I'd like to know if she has done C25K haha.
So tonight for the first time I feel I will actually graduate in the not too distant future... (will probably fall off aforementioned bike and break something now I've said that)
Would like to know in my mind what I should be aiming for after that... a 30 min run will not be 5k so I guess I just keep running and gradually increase the time.
Well time to put the clocks forward and head to bed and rest my weary body