So. I graduated a month ago, and have been getting out and enjoying around 3 runs a week of about 30 mins (sometimes a few mins longer when I want to hit 5k. All good.
But! Decided to up my strength training, and on Thursday, I rather foolhardy threw myself into the world of squats. Only to enter a world of pain the next day. OUCH. My thighs were screaming, having never really done a squat before – they did not know what had hit them, poor loves. I literally had to crawl into work on Friday.
Saturday: a bit better, so went off out for a 5k walk in the sun with my b/friend. It was a beautiful day, as I minced my way around Crystal Palace park. Sunday: woke up to glorious sunshine and only slightly achy legs, so desperate for a run, I donned my hoodie and a buff and off I trotted to my favourite park. Such a beautiful day! Such an ugly run! My legs felt like lead and I could only manage a snail pace – a snail that apparently had never run before. No pain as such, just ugh. But I dug deep and kept going...and going...so SLOW... until I hit 5k – but it took me five minutes longer than usual. But that's okay. It felt so good to be in my favourite park again, and the sun was glorious. Lots of lovely dogs out in the park today, too.
Soaked poor pins in a nice hot bath and feel better for it. For the rest of the day, me and the couch are going to be firm friends.
Life after graduation is fun, and sometimes hard, but always interesting. Going to try some interval training next week. Wish me and my poor wee legs luck!
Happy Sunday, y'all.