For a while now I have been thinking about trying longer runs but have never managed much more that 5.5K. But this morning I set off at a steady pace to run an old favourite route which crossed another old favourite route. I hoped once I got to the crossing over I would be able to carry on running and therefore manage to extend my distance. Yep it worked, I ran 4Km of the first route, instead of turning left to head home I kept on going into my second route which is one I love doing. Up into the park area, passed the school, big bonus no kids as they are now on holiday. Now the lovely steady downward slope (very gentle) just what the tiring legs needed. Back through a lovely tree lined road and home. Total distance 7K not fast 49.08 minutes but hey I've broken the mind-set that 5K was all I was capable of doing. Believe it or not my confused brain kept telling me, I love this route maybe one day we could do two laps of it!! Yikes that would give me 10K just like that Nice thought, I'm planning scheming and dreaming but damn I feel good this morning.
Got some housework to do then going to the gym for a gentle swim and aqua gym class. I just have 1.5lbs to get to my target weight after losing 3 stone over the past year. THIS IS THE WEEK I WILL DO IT.