Good morning everybody...and what a flippin good morning it is!!!!
I want to apologise for the blip in confidence on Monday....I apologise to everyone who has been reading my posts & running by my side right from the beginning, my heros....& to the newbies on here that are just starting their journey. I AM NOT A FRAUD......I AM A RUNNER!!!!!! I know you all keep telling me ...even screaming it!!! (JCR!)....I am not going to doubt myself anymore, I promise. I have just done the last 28 min run of the programme & yes, I was flagging at the end but I could've run another coupla minutes, so I am not worried about week 9.
I have just had 'one of them runs' that cements the fact that I can run...in my own time...at my own pace, with my own goals, playing my made up games & singing my own songs....I couldn't wait to tell you all after Mondays post!! When I started running this morning I was back on the main road & I realised today how hard it had once been to reach MacDonalds...& then passed the carwash & then even further onto the plumbers merchants & further still onto the pharmacy where my friend waves from the window...but today, it wasn't hard...when I pass the pharmacy I cross the road & start back down the other side, homeward bound...& at that side of the road, about 23 minutes in, I have to pass a gym that's just opened with some proper beefcakes coming out, well, I thought, I cant run passed them looking like a deflated helium balloon, so I dug in deep & quickened my pace a bit, the parked cars were half up on the pavement so it was a bit tight but the beefcakes all stepped aside to let me run passed...I was quite pleased with myself as they all gave me a knowing smile...I turned the corner to head down to the rear entrance to the park where I started this journey & the gardeners were there and they held open the gate for me, "thanks" I actually managed to speak whilst running!! I'd about 5 minutes left when I started on my usual, familiar track, I knew roughly where 5 minutes would take me so I kept on running....when I finished I punched the air with a big "YES!!!!!"
Thankyou everyone for your comments on Monday & yesterday & the virtual 'kick up the bum' that I needed.
I AM A RUNNER, WE ARE ALL RUNNERS & WE'RE ALL DOING AMAZING!!!!
WHOOP WHOOP WEEK 9 HERE I COME!!!!