Plans are made to be changed

Planned on W5R1 being a jaunt around the local park while the boys had cricket practice/match. Had not realised quite how small the park was so mapped out a 3.75k route to go on instead. Then chickened out as it would have taken me out of town and through a couple of areas I do not really want to go alone.

Anyway, cricket match did not finish til 9pm so I ended up running in the dark back at home once the kids were in bed. Actually it was really nice - much cooler, and I could just about see where I was going! Main problems were a) the cats decided to come with me and I kept tripping over them; b) our old, blind, deaf dog came along too and I was worried that she would not notice me turning for home and would keep going. Actually she was fine, and so was I. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to see how I get on with W5R2. I really do trust this programme not to push me harder than I can cope with - amazing! I never would have imagined 5 weeks ago that I would be on the point of heading out for 20 minutes of non-stop running!

Pilates tonight to give me long lean muscles just like Darcey Bussell (lol, I wish!)


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3 Replies

  • Cats just don't get running- silly expenditure of energy that could be used mousing. Bet your dog loved it though, mine do. Congratulations.

  • Well done on your get up and go to complete your run... its great to reflect on how far we have come on our personal journeys, excellent motivator too.

  • It's weird how when you get to those longer runs you realise how much ground you're covering - and that park that initially looked big, now looks tiny! I keep having to stretch out my route and it's a nice way to find new parts of your neighbourhood. Plus, this change in perspective makes you see how far you have come!

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