I completed my W2R3 today after taking 3 days rest, anyone who has read any of my earlier posts will know about my aches & pains! I had planned to run yesterday but life got in the way, so got up this morning & did it. To be honest I wasn't really in the mood but I got up & got ready before I could think about it.
I started off with a 10min Davina Mccall warm up on DVD, then headed off out. I was wondering if, because of my longer rest periods, that I would be able to do it... but I had no problem! Don't get me wrong, it wasn't easy (or pretty ) but I did it.
I had no problems with the hips, or the shin splints but I had a very tight right calf muscle that got worst towards the end. I did my cool down, then 10-15mins cool down with Davina (lots of stretches) and by the time I had finished the pain had gone!!! So I actually felt fantastic afterwards.
Then a funny thing happened, I was just pottering around at home (still my my running gear) and I started to think how much I love -this or that - nothing in particular or important, but I felt VERY happy! I then realised that, this is it, the buzz after running that you get, the elation...I felt it