Oh my God I enjoyed today’s run SO much! For the first time in ages everything came together. Well, not at first, I was late and was mahoooosively peed off with myself because I could only manage 25 mins of running, if I didn’t want to be late for work (my mornings are military down to the last second). Up to a week ago I would’ve given anything to only be doing 25 mins. Should I just leave it until tomorrow and do 30 mins then? Should I heck!
It was windy but warm, off I set, no Mr and Mrs Spaniels to be seen, all was good…. and it stayed that way! Nothing hurt, ached or twanged. No blowing my nose 17 times and keeling over from lack of oxygen. No staggering or stumbling, no hard foot pounding. No dodgy breathing. All was calm, all was right. Yes there were a few 90s tennis player type grunts (they just escape my mouth, I have no control over them at all…). Plus I was able to string an entire, coherent sentence together to a lovely dog walker, who understood every word.
These weren’t the only weird things happening to me, my pace has really picked up. A couple of weeks ago I couldn’t keep up pace on each lap of my run. One lap takes 5 mins and I was getting slower and slower every time. Today, I was speeding up with each lap (although it didn’t feel like it and I wasn’t trying), to the point that on my last lap I was a third of the way round again before Sarah chimed in (Wk 9 on repeat for the last 2 months!). Everything came together today. Weird but wonderful!
Freddie was in my ear ‘Don’t stop me now’ - another timely song choice - and although I don’t quite think the lyrics are actually about running…. they were just what I needed and made me smile. Who doesn’t love Freddie… Can’t wait to get back out there!!