so as i told you ive been running on treadmill , but have been away this week so decided to run outdoors but to repeat week 4 again , this however did not go to plan !!
podcast troubles meant i had week 5 run 1 lined up which i was dreading but managed to complete , the road i was running on was a single track country lane with quite a steep gradient ( to me !! ) so sunday i did this run and manged to do it ran o a beautiful church and turned and came back as there was no circular route , was tired and very out of puff on the last 5 min section but in the distance i saw another runner coming towards me so i straightened up and plodded on , and manged to gasp a hello i dont know who the lady was but she was my angel as i was really struggling and almost giving up but i would have hated to stop partway so she was my focus ( if you were the lady running in gt dunham up the hill wearing a green macmillan t shirt i owe you my run ending ) ! anyway that was sunday , out of puff but done ,
next run day was tuesday again on same road however it was about 8 o clock and the road was surprisingly busy after a 5 minute warm up walk which i had to jump onto the verge about 7 times i only managed to run for 2 minutes , i was scared of being run over and my mind wasnt in it so i turned round and went back to our holiday home , i was so disappointed , i had heavy legs no energy ... been walking for miles every day with the dogs , gremlins by the dozen and as mentioned car issues , i cried because i was disappointed in myself i thought i was never going to be a runner , i was too fat etc to complete the program and what was the point ,
wednesday evening i told my hubby i was going to try again , i woke and went out at around 5 am thursday morning , to make sure there was no traffic , i re ran w5 r1 again ... WITH DEERS ! , as i was plodding along a beautiful deer shot out of a field level with me , looked at me and started to run just in front of me , it was magical , you may now call me by my new name running with deer lol , anyway i managed the run this time with a bit of breath in my lungs , moral of story , dont give up , you can do it , i was so close to stopping but my bloody mindedness told me to pull up my ( very ) big girl pants and go run
i am going to redo week 5 on my normal run days mon , wed , and friday , and whilst in pounding away on my treadmill i will think of the deer and maybe start looking into running out round my local area , even though its not lovely country lanes etc its just an estate which isnt as stimulating !!