Yesterday was run 2 week 9. I have been quite chuffed with myself so far...well...
I normally run with my hubby but we couldn't manage to go together yesterday. Also it was about 5.30 and I usually go in the morning. And it was hot...
I was tired before I went and took a lot of encouragement to go. After the warm up walk I was feeling ok, and I ran to my local park which was looking beautiful! I managed the first 15 minutes quite well. The park wad full of teenagers and I felt quite conspicuous in my lycra, but thought to myself, at least I can run 3 miles-I don't suppose many of the teenagers can!
I had an angel and devil on each shoulder (you can't do it-it's too hot and you were tired before you started/of course you can do this, you have already run for 30 minutes once!) I actually ran over a little footbridge that I would normally avoid because it's quite steep. I manned the little hill too the park car park, then I walked for a few steps.
I managed to run again, and did more, passing more teenagers. By this point I was at about 20 minutes.
Then I stopped. I'm not sure why I stopped, but I did, and I couldn't start again. As I walked the 15 minutes home I was really disappointed and very cross with myself. I had my hubby's phone with the podcast on and I couldn't stop the pod cast so I wad waking home past runners who were making it look effortless with Laura wittering "encouraging" things in my ear! I was getting more and more cross and more and more upset until I was walking him in angry tears, hating the world who could obviously do it better than me!
When I got home I had a rant (and a hug) to my hubby, then had a nice hot bath while he did his run. Bless him, he finished his run at the shop and bought a bottle of wine and chocolate! I know why I married him!!7
Thinking a little more logically, 20 minutes is a lot more than I could do 6 Weeks ago, and I did 28 contract last week fine.
So, tomorrow is week 9 run 3. By this time tomorrow I will have graduated- bring it run! Running Rach is back!