This morning I was back on my own again at the park - same route as my essay last week so I shan't bore you! Thank goodness I'm a morning person - it was humid enough at 7.30am.
1) I'm finding my comfy stride within a couple of minutes of starting to run now - I don't need the Kaiser Chiefs to cue it.
2) It's not just me that avoids runners when I'm walking the dog and I'm not the only owner of a dog that finds runners magnetic. I came around a corner and surprised an excitable golden retriever that was off-lead but had a less than perfect recall - he joined me for a bit before deciding I was quite boring and went back to his mum.
3) Stretched as usual afterwards (ITB and calf/hamstrings especially), drove home because it's too dangerous to walk in rush hour with no pavements, and then used a physio-roller for the first time. Wow - so painful! My mum has a mallet for tenderising meat and it reminded me of that. Fell off it twice, got cramp in my shoulder trying to get in position, but I'm feeling very nice and mushy-muscled now. Seems to have released the tightness that was giving me aches recently. Highly recommended!
4 runs to go!