After a very late night out and a 6am start with the grandchildren, this is how the Self-Debate went:
“It’s Run day”
“I’d rather go back to bed.”
“Look at the sunshine, you’re at the end of Week 8! Week 8!”
“Don’t be pathetic, get out there and if you need to walk it, walk it...”
So off I went and, because it was later in the day, beautiful weather and half term, the park was teeming with families doing the Gruffalo Trail. I swear I heard one wellied-child pipe up “Go Faster” as I huffed and puffed past.
But the sun shone, the music played, MapMyRun gave me updates; Strava recorded the stats and Sarah kept me going to the end. Ok, so the pace was more sluggish than usual (for that read Snail’s pace) but it was exhilarating and the Finish Line is within reach. Next week, friends, next week......