A day I really didn't think would happen!
Stayed off the drink all weekend so I was up early and felt good, 6am just starting to get light outside (daylight saving really works!) set off on my warm up walk toward the park.
Music selection was old school, really relaxing happy tunes and turns out that Mr Blue sky by E.L.O is not only one of my favourite tunes ever it is a great running song and I run almost exactly in time with it 🤣
Wore a new running top today, nice and reflective for safety on these dark mornings. It felt a little snug to be honest could maybe of went a size up but I suppose I'm trying to slim down so hopefully will fit better soon 🤣
The run itself was great, no injuries, no niggles, breathing was OK, and only got in my own head a couple of times but luckily the sun coming up over the trees and general beauty of the park in the morning at this time of year stopped me from over thinking the little things. At halfway I felt stronger than usual and tried to keep my pace steady instead of slowing a lot as I often do. Keep that Mr Bluesky beat I thought! 🤣
5 mins to go and I knew I felt good and like I'd got further than usual at this stage, put a little bit of a burst on as I headed to the lake and my planned graduation spot. Only one tune was going to do, so whipped my phone out and fired up Mr Bluesky for the second time, always knew I wanted this to be playing when I crossed the finish line (weirdly my nana owned this album on vinyl and if you had told me then that one day it would be one of my favourite songs ever I would have laughed!) the beat kicked in and I knew I would finish strong, even a flock of geese refusing to give way with 100 metres to go didn't wobble me, I just weaved between them while audibly lol'ing that my attempt to communicate with them in duck had failed 🤣 yes I quacked at them as I was approaching! 😂
Few more steps and I was done! Looked at my numbers and was pretty amazed did 3.24miles in 30 mins! And a 9:16 pace, easily my best by some way and deffinately moves me into world war z/last train to busan/28 days zombie as opposed to romero/walking dead/Shawn of dead shuffler zombie 🧟♂️🧟♂️🤣
I feel legitimately like a runner today, not just a fat bloke pretending to run and I could not have done it without all you lovely people who have helped, advised and encouraged since I first nervously shuffled around the local allotments and onto these pages!
I will be sticking around of course plenty of consolidation running to be done and want to see as many of you guys graduate as possible! You 100% will do it 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻