I'm beginning to hate Wednesdays! It is the day on which I do the second run of each week, and I'm struggling every time. I've blamed the late Tuesday nights in the past, but that wasn't an issue this week. It's probably all in my head - the first run of the week is a new challenge to look forward to, and the last one means I've reached my goal for the week. But the middle run is just there to be suffered.
On the positive side, I decided to take a different route today after reading warnings about sticking to the same route every time, in case someone with bad intentions is lurking. This is route I've walked in the past, and by golly, I never noticed there were so many hills on that stretch of road before! I amazed myself by running up each of them, albeit slowly, and finishing my run without stopping Got much further than I expected, which made it an ideal almost circular route, with a shorter-than-normal hike home.
The change of route also meant that I was running much of it with the sun behind me, and was following my shadow - it really cheered me up because from that angle, I actually looked like a runner!