Sometimes you just have to give yourself a talking to and get on with it!

Nearly didn't go out this morning; I still have an awful cold and have felt oddly deflated since Saturdays parkrun. I was super high on Saturday and then came down with a bump the next day.

I was due for an 8 mile run today so I knew I was going to need a big talking to before going out. There was to be no stopping and no quitting half way. I wasn't to let a silly cold get in the way, just take extra tissues.

I'm pleased to say that I did 13k (just over 8 miles) and it took me one hour and 32 minutes. The route did a loop around the village including several hills and finished with 20 minutes on an incredilbly muddy trail through a wood, so my pace dropped significantly there. It's a good minute slower per km compared to the flat of Hastings seafront, but hey, I was more than pleased with my efforts :)

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  • Wow, well done you. I can only aspire t do 13k. I can do 5k but just don't have the energy to do anymore at the minute.

  • Good one T! Great effort.

  • Fantastic - I have a very long way to go to hit that!

  • In awe! That's a long way and through mud at the end ...

  • Wow, 13k? that's an immense amount of running. I'd love to get to that level.

    You're right though, you've got to be firm with yourself!

  • Love to be doing that, the mind is ready but the body is weak especially the piriformis muscle that won't let me do too much.

    Sounds fantastic

  • Well done! That's a long way!

  • Gosh that's good - and with a cold too!!!!

    Well done :)

  • Thanks for your lovely comments everyone! I'm pleasantly surprised today that I am not aching, so that's a bonus :)

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