Hello fellow running folk!
This morning I did the last run of week 7. I struggled a little bit, but never for a moment did I think I would have to stop and completed the run fine. Had to slow the heck right down when I got an attack of heart burn half way through – that was not pleasant! But plodded along okay after that (at a VERY SLOW pace), but I managed a slight sprint for the last 1 minute at the suggestion of the lovely Jo. Lord only knows how I mustered that!
Had a lovely stretching session when I got home, and did some additional knee strengthening exercises too, as I want my knees to hold up. Boiled egg on toast post-run treat and the best hot shower ever. Worth running in the morning for the rewards of breakfast and a hot shower alone!
Added bonus: as I staggered in wearing my nicest run tights and a vest, my boyfriend said the nicest thing. He told me my body looked really athletic now! I have not lost one pound in weight, but I do feel more toned all over. Given that he (unwittingly) upset me a few weeks back by saying that maybe running wasn't for me (after I moaned that my legs were aching), he has redeemed himself. He also praised me for running for 25 minutes; I think he is genuinely impressed now.
Hope you all have a lovely run today, if it is your run day, and if not – rest up and look forward to your next run!