it's a bit of a magic moment to hear that you are officially a runner!
today I have run for 25 mins and I've run with someone - my colleague and friend Jen who was brilliant, way capable of running much quicker than I can (footballer) but stayed at my pace all the way through, guided me through an unfamiliar route (we ran round some of the estate at work) even had me chatting! Ok my responses were 3 or 4 words lol but apparently my pace is pretty consistent and apparently I even sped up in the down hill up hill through woods parts. It was actually fun lol part of my mind was obsessing about time but the larger part was focused on listening to Jen
Jen also went through some useful stretching afterwards with me - top tip to pass on is when you stop running and start walking put your hands together on top of your head (like you did at school) as this opens up your lungs
You have to picture this next bit...
Busy doing calf stretches lent up a wall and then we go for the one where you lift your leg up and hold your ankle against your bum and it wasn't going well, couldn't get my leg to my waiting hand... Jen ended up asking
"do you want me to pass you your leg?"
crying with laughter again as I write that, we were in fits, she thinks I'm taking personal assistant thing too far, she spends most of the day making me cups of tea and now has to pass me my leg so I can stretch:o)
I've also just agreed to a 5k race for life in July in Derbyshire with my friend Emma
6 weeks ago... Well who'd of thought it hey?