I didn't get a chance to write here yesterday as I had such a busy day that when I got a chance to lay down and look at my phone I fell asleep!
Yesterday morning I went running out in the freezing cold frost in a pair of shorts. I didn't want to get my jogging bottoms wet or muddy and so thought I'd be alright in shorts. I was. But it was so cold!
So this is my last run of week 2.
I don't know about anyone else here but do you get excited to do your run? I'm always excited to do it but I don't actually always physically enjoy running. I feel like my body weights 10 billion stone sometimes and just dragging it around like a sack of giant potatoes.
It felt like that a bit yesterday. I enjoyed the cold air hitting my legs. But didn't enjoy how red raw they were afterwards, then I had quite a busy day on my feet, so by the time I laid down in the evening I was aching a bit! The good feeling when the run is done stuck with me for most of the day though. As someone who has PCOS I've struggled with fatigue for a while. This year I've been trying to change it. I'm on Metformin as of a month ago (usually a diabetic medication but also works for PCOS) and supposed to be on a low carb diet but I decided that starting that diet mid-December is a terrible idea. Just from running with this app, taking B12 vitamins and taking Metformin, I am feeling a lot more awake and energetic during the day though. So for me, this is brilliant.
Doozer is still feeling poorly so I didn't make him run with me.
Infact making sure he continues to run is one of the things that keeps me going while I'm running, when I'm feeling exhausted and I think I can't run anymore I think about how I'd be encouraging quitting, which is something we both never do.
I ran round the village in BRILL. I can literally do the whole village in two 90 second runs and one walk 😂
There is a house there that was cooking bacon, and I was tortured by that smell every time I ran passed it! It made me really hungry! I think it also made me run a little faster to get away from the smell.
I counted my breaths inbetween runs like the other day, oh and I had a sneaky little listen to see if my breaths were in time to my steps in and our every 4 steps right? I can't full on count it because once I start doing that I get thrown off and my breathing goes all over the place. So I just told myself I wasn't listening but I did for a brief moment and I was naturally in time. As long as I'm not totally exhausted I'm generally breathing in time.
I'm a bit scared for next weeks run. That's the one with 3 minutes in. I thought it might be a slower build up but this app keeps surprising me.
Doozer reminded me how far I've come in just two weeks as well.
At the start of this I didn't think I could run for 60 seconds let alone run for 60 seconds 8 times in a row.
Now I'm doing 90 seconds 6 times in a row.
Maybe I'll surprise myself with this 3 minutes thing.
I hope so! 😂 👊
Here's a photo of me trying to unfreeze my face so that I can smile again.