I finally did it! Here comes the happy "I did it!"-post I intended to write after the last run.
I went out after for a few seconds debating staying at home in bed and knit. I felt a bit tired but remembered that those runs were the really good ones in the past and tried to imagine how happy I'd feel having been outside even for a few minutes. I did the full 20 minutes today and 1,5 minutes or so more. I changed a few factors:
- I slowed down from the start (which probably was the biggest factor to managing the 21 minutes. I had no speed ups and downs during the run)
- I wore my newly aquired shorts and running top (so light and breezy! <3)
- I changed the route (or rediscovered the one from my very first run)
- I ran with Laura again
- I didn't pay attention to anything (No, I didn't mean the traffic! I mean not listening to the music, not concentrating on my breathing or steps, just let everything "flow" if that makes sense. Let my mind wander and stuff.)
I covered 4,1 km and it didn't felt like that much work!
It was a good run and now on to Week 6!