Completed W9R2 today, graduation is so close, I can almost taste it! But I've been slacking the past week or two.
Two weeks back, on W7R3 (I think), I pushed myself and ran 5k. I spent 7 weeks aiming for that point, to be able to reach 5k and I had finally made it. I'd completed my goal and almost straight away, I fell out of my ruotine. I missed a run, took 2 or 3 rest days instead of the usual 1 day and when I did go out for a run, I ran for less than I had wanted (between 2.5 & 3.5k) and knowing full well that I was slacking actually started getting me down.
But this morning, as my alarm woke me at 5am, and I could hear the gentle patter of rain outside, I put my trainers on and went out... determined.
After the first 2k, I was ready to stop and walk home. No idea why, felt like I was struggling so stopped and walked for 50m or so. Started running again and managed another kilometre before stopping to a walk again. Again, walked for 100m or so before cracking on.
Next thing I know, I'd been running for half hour - wooo! Checked my phone (RunKeeper app) and saw that I was on about 4.5k so pushed harder and harder and completed the 5k in 31m 29s. A new personal best for me.
Funny how starting off a run thinking 'I won't finish this' can turn into the better ones. Fairly certain the rain helps me run further (and possibly faster?!).
Still annoyed that I stopped twice for a brief walk though. No idea why I'm doing it. No aches or pains, no stitches. Think I'll file this one under 'odd'.