W8R1 Sunny Side Up

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!”

“I’m tired.”

“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......


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

6 Replies

  • Sometimes the best runs (and most satisfying runs) are the ones we didn't want to do. Great job ignoring the gremlins and self doubt and just doing it! Whoohoo! Week 8 done... the finish line is in sight. You can do this!

  • Snails rock!! Snails 1..Gremlins 0

    Go you.. well done :)

  • Snails are so much better than potatoes! Well done- result! 😄

  • Thank you!

  • Well done for getting out there and not putting it off. I love running with the snails 🐌

  • Thank you!

You may also like...