Completed Run 2 of Week 8 yesterday and was quite chuffed with myself. I have now decided that running outdoors rather than on the treadmill is the way to go. Yes it is harder but so much more rewarding and interesting. Yesterday's route was a tad hilly but with the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales I was distracted enough to keep taking small steps and keep going. Just after around 24 minutes and on a downward section my friend rang me. She must have thought she had some kind of heavy breather on the other end of the phone!! We had a quick chat and I said I would ring her later. I carried on running and was now back in the town, so in view of more people!! I kept running and thinking 'surely I must be nearly done?', Jo wasn't interrupting my music so eventually I took a peek at my phone in its armband, only to find it had paused when I took the call!!! I still had 4 and a bit minutes to go!!!! Needless to say, I had definitely ran for longer than that so I came to a brisk walk!☺️
As many others have said, I really can't believe that I am running for 28 (or longer!!). The feeling I have post run is amazing. After yesterday's run I walked the dog in the afternoon then did an early evening walk with a friend. By the end of the day I had clocked up 9.8 miles and 21,280 steps.........no wonder my legs are a tad sore today!!
Can't wait to graduate next week, I cant actually believe I've come this far! What have other people done after graduating? I know there is the Bridge to 10k; does this just build up the distance and time each week? Could I seriously build up to running 10k?!!!!