I've been tootling along for the last few weeks doing 30 minute runs, sometimes covering 5k, sometimes not, but felt I had reached a bit of a plateau, where - dare I say it - I was feeling as though I wasn't getting any better, and some runs were downright arduous. So today, ha ha, I set myself a new little challenge of upping my 30 mins to 40 mins, just to see what happened, and you know what, I haven't felt this good for AGES!! I managed it ok, and when I got home I just danced around for a bit, cos I felt so darn happy! And now I'm sitting here with a nice cup of tea, and talking to you guys.
It's made me realise that a very large part of this running lark is actually a mental challenge, not just a physical one.
And I now can't wait for Laura's next instalments, which will apparently be up by the end of the month.
Happy running guys, what a funny old world it is. Onwards and upwards!