This run was a bit exciting because Doozer agreed to run with me, at his own pace of course. He felt like he hurt his leg the other week and was advised to give it some rest but felt better the last few days and wanted to get back into it.
The only thing I didn't like about this is having to wait for him to get ready. He faffed about for ages. I think he even combed his beard when I wasn't looking!
Anyway my biggest battle with these runs is my anxiety. My brain likes to turn against me and tell me I can't do things and plays out all of the worst scenarios possible.
Someone on here the other day told me to tell that anxiety gremlin to piss off. I don't think it was in those exact words, but that is what I did.
That one run before the halfway bell, my Deezer playlist put on a rubbish song and I could feel myself struggling. That's when I started hearing my brain saying to me "you're not cut out for this, you can't even do it" etc
I told it to piss off and I got through that 60 seconds and then during my 90 second walk it started to rain as if it was the end of the world. I did my body scanning meditation technique and told my limbs and joints to relax as rain was splashing in my eyes and I saw Doozer ahead of me running.
The next 60 second run I found surprisingly really easy. My body was totally relaxed. Dropkick Murphy shipping to Boston song came on, I haven't heard that since I was a teenager. I kept my eyes on Doozer and just ran. I didn't feel like I was running though, I felt a bit like I was gliding and all of my breaths were easy and my body moved as one unit. Looking ahead like that also helped my straighten my posture out so that's probably why I was breathing like a normal human being should instead of gasping like a tired oaf.
The last two runs after that instead of feeling like 90 seconds wasn't enough to recover, I'd feel ready to go again before the 90 seconds is up.
I feel good about this. I don't know if it's normal to feel like this so quickly, I'm definitely not a fit or healthy person so I am surprised.
This is probably the bit where I start feeling cocky with myself then get put in my place on the next run as I start week 2 😂
PS. My favourite bit about running with Doozer is when one of us runs back on a path and we cross each other on opposite sides of the path and subtly stick our fingers up at each other when no ones looking 😂