So, for any interested parties, I did not expire on my run this morning. Though it was touch and go right from the start whether I'd complete it: as I turned the corner at the end of my road in the final seconds of the five minute warm up I came across two builders enjoying a cuppa in the early morning sunshine... Begin the 90s run towards the canal, providing much amusement for said gentlemen as I huff and puff my way past them, my two left feet thundering not-so-delicately along the pavement? Or turn around and pretend I'd forgotten something at home? Unfortunately I found the latter course of action difficult, as the momentum I'd picked up during my five minutes of brisk walking made an inconspicuous about-turn near impossible. So, with Laura whispering sweet nothings/encouragement into my ear I braved the builders and I trotted gracefully (ok, stumbled) past.
The only other beings I scared there on after were two herons and a dog walker with a very happy spaniel. And I also saw lots of content ducks and a swan with two of her fluffy grey offspring, which along with the sunshine that made an uncharacteristic appearance this morning, made me quite a happy (if exhausted) jogger.
Thank you to those who've commented on my previous post and given me so much valuable support and encouragement - I'm pleased to inform you that, so far, Week 2 isn't as bad as I'd feared, as you all assured me (and I didn't quite believe!). I hope you are all doing well too!