Seven weeks ago I would never have believed:
- I'd be going out for a run at 8 am on a Sunday!
- I'd enjoy running in the rain!
- I'd be cutting back on the wine on a Saturday evening.
- I'd find running for 25 minutes enjoyable.
I'm really pleased I started the programme in June because the sunshine and blue skies gave me the motivation to get out there enjoying the weather. I think it's important to get into the habit of going out to follow the programme and persevere until the fun/addiction kicks in.
Yesterday I was walking around a nearby town that has a few hills. I noticed that I wasn't conscious of my breathing (unlike a few weeks ago). And the same climbing four floors in an office I visited on Thursday. For the 10 hours I've put into the programme so far, that's a pretty good return.
Today's run was brilliant. I started off faster than my 'slow and steady' pace and kept going, except for the last minute when I sped up. When I started this programme I was determined not to be competitive, however, I'm finding myself measuring my distance and speed.
Run 3 on Tuesday and I can't wait!