So this morning, much to my total astonishment I kept going for 25 minutes....this seemed inconceivable in W1. I hadn’t found R1 or R2 this week the easiest but managed, armed with all the great advice on here about the potential struggles of returning to intervals.
I don’t normally run at the weekend, usually taking 2 days off, but we were having 2 of my husband’s work colleagues for dinner this evening so I wanted to have one or two 🍷
I packed hubbie off to the driving range (he doesn’t know I’m doing this... in fact no-one knows except you lot!!!) so I knew I had a limited time to get it done.
It’s got much cooler here so I got my thicker leggings out and then to my horror realized I didn’t have any of my usual knickers 😲 (sorry, probably a bit too much info 😆....bit behind with the laundry 🙄 Anyway, we all understand the importance of being ‘comfortable’ when running or walking and I can’t bear having to adjust my underwear as I’m going along so there was nothing for it but to select the closest similar pair, which happened to be those that only usually make an appearance in December 🎄 I also have new running socks as my others were slipping down in my trainer so I thought I’d wear those too. I used a tighter hair band to stop those annoying bits of hair flying free and off I went (having warmed up first of course) accompanied by my fav. old dance tunes. After 5 minutes another 20 seemed a very long way off but plod on I did, slowing down as required up the inclines 🐌 I swatted away those pesky 👺 that kept trying to tell me I’d never make it. By the time Jo said with 60 seconds left, to give it a bit more welly, my new sock was rubbing my left instep much to my annoyance, but give it a bit more I did 💪
I was so thrilled to have completed 25 minutes non stop 🤸♀️🤸♀️ but of course now have the dilemma of deciding whether I should wear my Christmas knickers for the rest of the runs... maybe they are now my lucky knickers ? 🤣 anyway it sure wasn’t down to the new expensive socks as I now have a blister on my instep 🙄 so hope that’ll be better for the start of W7.
Although Jo told me I’m now a runner I really don’t feel like one, although I do feel very proud of myself for what I’m achieving run by run.
Thank you for everyone’s fantastic support and encouragement 😊 and good luck to all running this week 💕
P.S. I can’t believe I’ve just written a post about knickers 😅 what is this programme doing to me?!!