Well, today was one of the hardest runs ever. I didn’t feel enthusiastic at all, and if someone had told me that I would never run again, I wouldn’t have cared. I had eaten VERY badly all weekend, and certainly hadn’t drunk enough water. I also forgot to take my inhaler before running.
I had made the decision earlier, to try running without Jo, so I set my timer for thirty minutes and started it after we had all done our five minutes plus of walking. I also started my Fitbit and my music, which today was the album Duke by Genesis, which I could hardly remember. This was actually very good for me, because I had no idea how long the tracks were, so had no idea how my progress was. This was useful, if difficult towards the end, because I had to concentrate on what my body was doing, and not anticipate the end of the run.
About a minute into the run, I had to bend down and pick up a poor, lost earthworm from the middle of the road. I hardly broke my stride and gently dropped it into some long grass. That was my good deed for the day. Anyway, the rest of the run was uneventful. My legs seemed to be working like pistons, in a fairly regular pace. Nothing hurt, but I was beginning to feel the heat by the time my alarm went off. I was truly thankful to stop running. I even remembered to turn off my Fitbit! 🙌
The main thing I missed about Jo was her telling me that I had one minute left, and this was reflected in my pace, it being slower than previous runs. However, I managed to run 3.51k, which is the furthest I’ve run to date, at an average pace of 8’37”. I think I would have exceeded previous runs, if I’d managed a sprint, as my overall pace was faster and more consistent.
Anyway, I hope I feel more motivated on Wednesday. Watch this space... or don’t, if this post was too boring! 🙄