Did I really just run for 25 minutes? YES I DID! I might even have smashed it! Well, only if you can smash something really slowly 😀. Pulled into the car park at Hughenden Park to find a notice saying that it was closed for repair. The gates were open and no-one there, so I parked and off I went! (Such a rebel!) I have to confess I was just a teeny bit anxious about this run, so gave myself a good talking to about how ready for it I was! Glanced around the park and I couldn’t believe it! There were even more slopes than on Monday, when I last ran! Decided to stick by the stream. Right. Music ON 🎶 (ELO Alone in the Universe). Morning Michael! And off I go. First 5 minutes settling into my pace. Slight panic as I realise I’ve got to negotiate a gate! It was one of those swing gates where you just kind of shimmy round it, so I did did a weird running on the spot kind of thing and carried on. Obviously didn’t do my time much good! The rest of the run was happily uneventful. Michael chipped in now and again, of course. I was running and listening to the music, enjoying the early morning. It felt that I was a bit slow. (Stats showed afterwards that indeed I was!) When Michael suggested that I could speed up for the last 60 seconds, I actually did, although it almost finished me off!
Friends, I am officially a runner! How good does that feel! 6 weeks ago I almost collapsed after running 1 minute, and here I am having run 25 minutes without stopping. So proud of myself! Could definitely not have done this without the encouragement of my forum buddies, so thank you so much.