Was up at 5 to drop eldest off for her school trip to France. Returned with 2 spare hours before youngest's school run, and with hubby still at home decided to do my run then (w8r3).
Was curious to know how much of a difference not having eaten or drunk much since the night before would make. Suprisingly it felt pretty good - I think I had slightly more energy than on the previous run.
By good, I mean manageable in parts - wouldn't want to imply I've nailed it without getting to the puffy, gaspy, puce-and-a-tad-dizzy stage by the end of the run, and I don't enjoy the first 5 minutes. But 28 minutes is now... well, doable. I even made myself run for an extra 30 seconds after Laura said I could stop.. for two reasons:
1) Just to prove I could so W9 feels a bit less DEFCON 2
2) just to double check Laura can't actually see me.
So, here we are. Next run is the first of my final 3 on couch to 5k. I can hardly believe I've got this far. Most of all, I can hardly believe I feel so differently about exercise. I put it down to getting hooked (not sure how that happens, but it does), my fab running buddy (who I've missed this week as we couldn't manage to get it together in the chaos that is the last week of term) and you lot here on the forum, who inspire and encourage beyond measure