So this afternoon I started thinking of all the excuses of why I shouldn’t run tonight, you name it I thought of it! So far all my runs have been along country lanes with only the odd passerby but tonight was to be my first ‘residential run’. Not sure why but I was so nervous about it that I managed to put it off till 8pm - finally plucked up the courage and set off. First 10 minutes were the worst I’ve felt during any run so far. I was so hot and my legs felt like they were anchored to the ground - does anybody else ever get that feeling that your calves are made of lead? I thought if I can push on to the halfway point I’ll see how I feel then. Anyway, unbelievably by the time that point came I was well into my stride and managed to carry on all the way to 25 minutes 😊😊 the new route was interesting, I passed lots of people out watering their gardens or talking to neighbours or walking the dog - I thought I’d feel ashamed or embarrassed and that people would judge me for being a ‘fat runner’ or going so slow but when it came to it I didn’t give a toss, I just kept my head up and thought about how far I’d come in such a short time. On reflection I’m sure nobody else gave me a second thought either!!
So close to the finish line now!