After graduating ten days ago with a 5K run I did another a couple of days later mainly to convince myself that it wasn’t a fluke. I managed it OK even though I missed Laura’s encouraging words. Then I caught the first cold I’ve had for years and felt like crap. Today was the first time I’ve run for over a week and I was going to take it easy and do about 4K. However, I knew part-way into my third lap of the park that I would do a fourth and complete a 5K again. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I hadn’t lost as much condition as I had feared.
It seems I’m stuck with doing 5K runs now and I’m glad because it would have been quite easy to take my foot off the gas and coast a bit. Graduating was such a high I was worried that it might be a bit of an anti-climax now that I don’t have a target. (I don’t intend to do a 10K although… no!). I realise now that I DO have a target and that’s to do a 5K every time.