Just so you understand... my tongue is FIRMLY in my cheek with that photo...
But hey, I DID graduate today, just not on the beach!! During my 40 minutes (including warm up and cool down walk) I covered about 5.35km - shame the GPS on my phone went wonky meaning that Strava reported me covering 18km at a pace of about 2:15 per km!!! Hahahaha, world class!! (Though I must admit my gadget issues are starting to seriously piss me off - my Sony Smart Watch won't run Strava... but that's another story...)
I realised today within a minute or two of starting to run that I had set off too fast, so I listened to my body (instead of pushing myself for once!) and slowed down a little to what felt like an easier pace. Good move, as after 10 minutes running my body was feeling warmed up and I really enjoyed ALL of the remaining time and even managed to speed up for the last five minutes, and for the first time following this route, I managed to get home before the end of the podcast, so must be going at a faster pace than previous runs! And afterwards I don't feel tired like I used to, it's marvellous!
Never thought I would say this 3 months ago, but now I am starting to ENJOY running!! Who would have thought it? Lol!
So.... what's next????