I ran the first run of week 7 today. It was raining lightly and everything reminded me of new growth. That also meant that the dirt paths in the cemetery (which is a prime running spot in my city) gave me a little more resistance while running, but one can't have it all.
I tried to remember how it felt last time, and concentrated on going slow. The run felt pretty much the same as last time. I was perhaps more relaxed than last time though, I didn't feel as unsure of my own ability to complete it as I did in week 6, run 3. I even spoke to some of the birds I saw while running to check my pace, and it seemed fairly conversational, if only a little breathless.
With three minutes left, I got a bit of a stitch in my right side and my right leg went a little numb again. I read somewhere that the numbness could be a pinched nerve, so I'm going to start up with some yoga again and see it if helps. Has anyone else experienced the numbness in a leg while running?
To be honest, I'm looking forward to the rest of the runs in week 7. But, it feels a little weird knowing that I'll be running the same run, so to speak, for four runs (if we're including week 6, run 3). Has that ever happened before in the program? Maybe it has and I've just forgotten about it.
Another thing I've noticed is that I feel like the time goes by much faster now than it did in the first weeks of running. It's the same amount of time, but it feels much shorter. Maybe that's just me.
That's enough rambling from me tonight, hope you all have great and happy runs!
I've included a picture of the beautiful tree I see on my runs that always makes me happy.