Week 5 is done, even run 3. It took considerably more than a week, I fear, and the last run was a muddy sweat-fest which left me gasping and, for certain sure, felt harder than a half marathon. However. Getting lots of walking in as well which I suspect is helping, and hoping that finishing the notorious w5r3 means I've kicked the majority of the gremlins into submission, at least for now.
I have also got to confess that this week I got back and threw my socks in the bin. They were fossilised with mud, such that I didn't even want to chuck them in to soak with the nappies, and I just couldn't face trying to return them to the status of wearable clothing. Can anyone more domesticated than me advise on whether it's ok to throw mud-caked things straight in the machine? I really feel like it isn't, but live in hope.
Happy running one and all!