Had a really good run this morning!
It was the first Week 8 run so I was a bit nervous about the extra time. As some of you might remember I have been having trouble with a pulled muscle at the bottom of my ribs which for a long time I thought was a stitch. It tends to act up about halfway through each run and it has really slowed me down.
We got up nice and early, I took my painkiller and ibuprofen and set off.
As we approached the 15 minute mark I waited for my rib to start hurting... and waited... and waited...
My rib didn't start hurting. I couldn't believe it! Laura announced we had five minutes left and still no pain. I was chuffed to bits!
For the longer runs she tells you when you have a minute to go and says that it's nice to speed up for those last 60 seconds to prove to yourself that there's always more to give. I have never been able to do that because I am always fighting through the pain at that stage, so today I went for it!
Hilariously I got a stab of rib pain with literally about 10-15 seconds to go. Too late, rib, you can't stop me. Hahahaha.
It was quite hard work - we both couldn't believe it when she said we had five minutes left to go as we thought we were nearly finished! - but we did it and I am so happy that my rib seems to be almost better.
I am going to leave another two days before the next run and if that one is pain-free I might go back to every other day. I want to finish the programme now - so close! Just five runs to go before I graduate.
Bring it on!