Birthday over - I did have a good go at the beer and wine yesterday no doubt, but can you believe that in a tiny corner of my scrambled mind was a little voice saying "don't go mad - you have to run tomorrow". Which in fact means that I have already gone mad. Imagine that, prioritising running over booze! Ridiculous. To me, that is more surprising than being able to run a bit!
And so, fully rehydrated of course ;-), I was pleased to complete W5R1 today at lunchtime, but no room for bragging. On re-reading my last post, it felt a little bullish and boastful - and most likely misguided as I am sure I will have my reckoning one day soon when the Plan bites back! I'm blaming youthful exuberance and adrenalin as I wrote it before any blood had a chance to return to my head, or air to my lungs upon completion!
I guess I should be proud of how far I have come so far, but on reflection perhaps this is just a measure of how far I had let myself go in the first place, that it all seems so hard! I can remember as a boy I'd run for 15 minutes as a warm-up before my hockey game!
A more measured approach today then, after lapping the running track a few times - I dare not go near hills yet - quietly I'll allow myself a little "yay" as I managed to complete the run with a couple of minutes tagged on the end for good measure.
I also met a stranger at the track just starting on W1R1 and cheered her on. She was amazed when I told her that 5 weeks ago I could only do 60-second stints. It is amazing this plan - and the supportiveness of the community.
Slow & Steady.. #you can do it