Have been a bit quiet since graduating (thank goodness, I hear you mutter....).
Anyway, I've been doing the C25K+ podcasts with the lovely Laura and the truly terrible music. Stepping Stones was weirdly slow, the Speed one is really helping with my pace, and I've also done the Stamina one a couple of times. Will stick with them for a bit as my times and distances are improving (slowly but steadily).
This morning I did the Stamina podcast - went a bit further afield to run in a lovely country park near here. Was just starting to enjoy the surroundings (despite the rain!) when I met 3 dog walkers and their dogs, who decided to attack me (the dogs, not the walkers)! No biting, but a lot of jumping up and barking, and one very big Alsatian-type dog nearly knocked me over. As I tried to fend them off I was told helpfully by one of the walkers that it was my fault as I was running! I was too gobsmacked (and shaken) to come up with a smart reply.
I would really like to rung there again but these owners did nothing to restrain their dogs, so am a bit apprehensive.
On the plus side I improved my distance and speed this morning, even though I had to stop because of the dogs. Happy running! 🐕🐕🐕👍