Having had to take a few days rest from running due to twingey right hip it feels great to be back running with W8run1 completed on Saturday and run 2 this lunchtime. Well when I say 'great' it still actually feels a little bit scary, that little Demon on my shoulder going "What you've done five minutes and you're all a'puffin' and you've got 23 more minutes to run.....? Get real would you?" Well demon I say to you: BACK OFF because I will get there. Anything for that shiny new Graduate badge, never mind the fitness
Here's a good little trick that worked for me when I had to have some days off running. I spent the time I would have been running in the local unheated Lido pool to get some exercise. The water temperature was 12.6 degrees and after half an hour I was really chilly. So running in the drizzle feels positively luxurious compared to that.
Keep up the good work everyone and thanks for all your encouragement so far.