Can I just say, this forum is fantastic? I got home from a looooong day at work on a wet miserable Wednesday. There was nothing I thought I'd hate more than to go back out in the rain, having got totally soaked just running from the car. I got in and announced to the other half "I'm not going out in that - I'll do the run tomorrow!". But then after 10 minutes on the couch I logged on the here. The encouraging messages were fantastic, and reading about peoples sucesess really motivated me...to the extent that I just got back form my second run
Not only was it a miracle that I actually went out in the rain, but even more of a miracle was the fact that I actually quite enjoyed it! There was no one around apart from a few hardy dog walkers and I even managed to gasp a hello at them (in amongst the heavy breathing!!). There seemed to be loads of birds in the fields, and whenever I got to the running bits, I enjoyed looking around at the views to try and take my mind off things. I feel really happy now - what's all that about?
I got stitch at the halfway point which was a bit rubbish, but apart from that it felt good. I noticed the past two days the top of my legs have been aching which is wierd. I thought they would be OK as I walk for about 20-30 minutes a few days a week on my lunchbreak, but runing is obviously using some muscles which haven't had an outing for a while! Tonight my hip is hurting a bit. I'm a little bit worried, because I broke my ankle 2 years ago and it healed a bit wonky meaning I limp a bit someties. The hip thing is something that happens when I limp a lot - so I fear I may be developing a limpy run! I'll have to see how it goes.
Anyway - thanks again for all your support and being fab