I completed Run 1 of Week 9 on Saturday. The date was significant in that it was the first anniversary of my beloved Dad's passing. I was determined that I wouldn't allow myself to sit around moping so I was up bright and early and chose one of Dad's favourite spots. The route I chose took me around a very pretty reservoir and through a small hamlet.
It was a beautiful morning with bright blue sky and sunshine. Crisp and cool but beautiful; perfect running weather!! I started feeling pretty good but in the middle section began to feel tired and also a bit of an incline didn't help but I dug deep, looked around at the countryside, in fact anything to take my mind off my legs and came through. The last section, I felt surprisingly strong and even managed a bit of a sprint finish!! My memories of times spent with Dad helped as well as imagining myself being able to do some charity runs in the future for BHF or Marie Curie nurses, 2 charities very close to my heart!
Second run is going to be either this evening or first thing tomorrow, depending on how I feel after work!!
I would never have imagined I would be running 5K non stop 9 weeks ago, this has been miraculous! Somehow, something has just clicked!! Long may it continue!