Well, I cajoled running bud into venturing out, and miraculously the rain cleared to just an extremely fine drizzle, before petering our altogether. However, the road contained loads of puddles, varying in depth, plus rushing streams. Amazingly enough, although my shoes aren’t waterproof, my socks hardly got wet!
After my very brisk five minute walk, I made the mistake of starting too fast, as I quickly lost steam after a few minutes. Luckily, I knew what was happening, and slowed right down to allow myself to recover. After that, I managed to pick up a steady rhythm, and ploughed on through.
As well as running the C25K app, I also ran the MapMyRun app. This was useful, as I was told when I had run so many km. Jo told me how long I’d run, and made me feel good about it. I think it was a good combination. I also had my Fitbit tracking my progress, and although it differed from MapMyRun, I think I’ll stick with its stats for continuity (plus they made my performance look better! 🤣).
Today, I managed to run 2.96km in 25 minutes, at a pace of 8’33”, which, surprisingly, was six seconds faster than Monday, because I was feeling really sluggish and unwilling to move my legs! So folks, you can’t trust how you feel!
When we got back to my house, we met a friend who asked about C25K, and we encouraged her to join in. I also told her about you lot, and how wonderful you all are! I hope she takes the plunge - she already has the app on her phone!
Anyway, sorry for the waffle. It’s difficult to stop talking when you feel so positive! 😁