Sorry to keep posting a blow by blow account but I find it cathartic! Week 8 Run 1 last night and I threw a little up hill route in the mix. I was concerned that my distance is now increasing so tried to plan where I was going rather than the approximate flat route that has seen me through the last 7 weeks. Unfortunately this slightly longer route was going to have small bursts of up hill climbing due to the “undulating topography” (I read that once in the local paper) of the local area.
Although it was tough, with my legs screaming for mercy and my pace dropping to nearly nothing, I got to the finish line! And what a feeling when I did!
From week 1 to today has been a journey that i never thought I would complete. Just goes to show, with hard work, guidance and positive mental thoughts, we really can do anything. Keep going everyone.
I went from never having run and getting out of breath just standing up from the sofa, to 28 minutes constant running. And from “that must be 60 seconds by now?!?” To “only 8 minutes left!”
Ignore the monsters in your head. They are lying to you. 😊😊😊