I know, I know, you all know me for my ups and downs! Decided to do 5k (or the best part of) this evening as I can't Parkrun tomorrow Got home to find my new shorts had arrived but it's Friday and I really wanted to drink wine, not run - but my husband refused to allow the gremlins to win and almost pushed me out of the door!!!! Straight away it felt AWFUL. After only a couple of minutes it really felt like a struggle. I kept going and made it up the start of the horrible hill but then had to walk the rest of it. It just felt horrible and I was running into the wind and.....yuk! Even found running on the flat really hard. Then, the buzzard overhead, the sheep playing around in the fields, the sweetpeas for sale outside the farm, the views over the south downs.......and then came the next two hills and a complete change of mindset. I was not going to defeated by this long, steep hill (the worst kind in my opinion). One foot in front of the other, one foot in front of the other - I was barely moving but somehow I kept running (shuffling) until I got to the top and a nice bit of flat. A little it of downhill and then another horrible steep hill. One foot in front of the other, one foot in front of the other - kept running. Only another 500m or so until home. I even managed to speed up a bit as I turned into my road. I love running!