I was full of apprehension as the last two runs have left me feeling deflated and wondering why I am doing this. I did not get home till 1am after an evening with friends ( and several glasses of red wine) and did not sleep too well (cat kept pouncing on me in the middle of the night!) so this did not really bode well for today's run. This morning my husband suggested that I go for a run while he popped to the shops for our bacon and rolls( our Sunday treat). I had a better idea. I drove with him to the shops and then I ran home. I did not really want to do it for some reason but I just told myself I had to. After about 10 mins my body was being a wimp and did not to go on, but then brain kicked in and said ' I can do it and I will do it' . I stopped thinking about the time and just concentrated on running. At the end of the 25 mins I really felt good about what I had achieved especially as I had run with the wind against me and in the rain. It felt good to get that 'high' after the run that was missing the last two runs. However now, I am worried about my speed. According to the running app I was only averaging 6.5 kph. I see on so many blog posts that everyone else is running so much faster. I just don't know what I am doing wrong. I will never get to do 5k in 30 mins as it is going to take me about 45 to 50 mins at the rate I am running. 'Should I just forget the speed and just concentrate on running for as long as I can? All comments negative and positive gratefully received......
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