I had plans pre-run to change Michael to Laura, podcast instead of music, or just silence... but I was really faffing and avoiding leaving the house (specifically, my bed) despite it being sunny and dry, so in the end I just pressed ‘shuffle favourites’ and went. Apparently KD Lang’s Ingenue and George Michael’s Older are up there! Mellow 😌
And it was OK! My breathing got a little ragged in places, but I didn’t get to that point where I feel I’m verging on some sort of panic attack. I started running a little before Michael told me too, and kept going for a little longer after - 2 minutes on the last run. I went even slower today - I watched a video with an old Japanese man teaching a Western woman slow jogging last night (as you do) - and concentrated on springing up. I must look ridiculous but the sheep don’t care.
I can’t say I actually enjoy running, but I am really enjoying how I feel afterwards, and am almost looking forward to the runs because of the post-run feeling...
I haven’t got the outfit right. Lightweight beanie was good but my gloves were not. My hands were sweating almost as much as my back, which drenched my lovely merino base layer. I was wearing too much again - I know I’m going to get warm, but it’s so darn cold when you step out!
First run of week 3 is scheduled for Tuesday. My son has got junior athletics club at a proper stadium. I wonder if they would let me run round the 400m track? If they did, I’d have an audience. For my first 3 minute snail run. Oh well. Better than sitting on your backside for an hour waiting for your child!
Have a lovely Sunday all x