I meant to do W9 R1 on Tuesday but had to work late :-(, soI was determined to tackle it tonight (or yesterday I suppose, given that it is now 1.15am), even though I ended up getting home late because of work again. I probably set off a bit fast as I was thinking 'I need to do this quickly so I can get back to work, there's so much to do!' - before my brain caught up with the flaw in that logic and slowed my legs down a tad (it was a long day). Laura talking to me every 5 minutes felt slightly odd, as I'd got used to the longer gaps between encouragement, but it was nice to hear her voice. She's wonderfully encouraging
Maybe it was the extra two rest days, or the fact I was really annoyed about work, or just the fact it was quite breezy, but I loved this run. It felt amazing, like I was just flying along. I've twigged that I like running into a headwind. There's one sheltered stretch next to an enormous hedge where I always start flagging a little, and I realised today when I got to the end of the hedge and turned back north into the wind that I really perked up.
Or maybe I just loved this run so much because I managed to avoid looking like a nutter and escaped providing entertainment for the students through further episodes of Performance Art.
This programme really does work- never thought I'd ever love running for 30 minutes and feel so amazing at the end of it. Or even that I would be capable of running for 30 minutes. If the next run is tough and I struggle to do it, I will remember how I felt on this run and know that it is just a bad day.
Good luck everyone with whatever week you are on- it is so worth it.