No that's not my IQ or my shoe size, it's the number of runs I have left before the end of the program and I start re-running it.
Week EIGHT (!! OMFG) Run 1 is in the bag, still sweating more than usual but no where near as hard as last week, may be the bug is wearing off, I hope so.
I was really tempted to ignore Laura on the 28 minute mark and continue for the last 2 minutes, but I'm a good boy and I'm taking no shortcuts!
Today I have run further and longer than I ever, and I mean EVER have, true I ran for 25 minutes last week but I've beat my last personal record.
I'll never set any land speed records but in the run today I covered 3.9km.
While I was plodding along I had a thought, I was comparing myself to the previous other mes, you know, the one from each run I have completed before, where each one would have fell away at the treadmill-side.
The program isn't a race of a competition but I'm beating the old mes, true weeks 1,2 and 3 me would have started faster but would have fallen away quickly, week 4 and 5 me would have been there for longer but eventually fallen away to. Week 6 and 7 me would have been harder to shake but would also have fallen back too.
Sorry if that seems weird, Mrs LeeU says I think about some weird stuff from time to time, well most of the time but I like to visualise things, my improvement in this case, try it, it really helps.
I'm no racing snake but as long as jogging counts as running, then I'm a runner and I'm a proud one at that.
Thank you all, the runner may have been inside me all along but it's taken all of you to help bring it out.