I went out in the icy cold wearing my new big girl running pants and my flashing yellow light. Crescent moon in a crystal clear evening sky brushed with blue and green and pink. Just gorgeous. I used a less hilly route, though still no flat parts, no choice but to run up and down slopes. The first two runs were a bit of a slog, but I somehow found my stride on the last two runs and it felt effortless till the last minute of the last run, by which time I was getting tired. I really felt as if I was running tonight, rather than struggling along at a leaden jog.
My high heart rate has come down, my resting heart rate has come down, my recovery time has come down, I've speeded up and - most amazing of all - absolutely no pain from my bad knee, and no aching legs. Even the breathing was easier.
This is my last post today as I've rather hogged digital space, but just want to say I feel energised, euphoric and chuffed with the way things went tonight.