Well I woke up this morning and my immediate thought was, nooooooooo go back to sleep, you've promised yourself an extra rest day at some point, take it now. But ten minutes or so later I find myself dressed in my running gear starting my warmup walk. (zombie?)
Where has the old phil of three months ago gone, what has Laura done with him
So new route, own music and off I go, I make myself not look at my watch, why do I think by looking at it after only one 3 min music track, that for some reason it's going to say well done half way, so first look at watch and I'd run for 18 1/2 minutes - result.
Enjoyable run this morning until I ran down the wrong road and it was a dead end (how would I know that this mistake would help me meet my goal later).
Also when I got to 28 minutes I thought I'll keep going to 30 mins, see if I get anywhere near 5k again. I had two choice straight on for flat or left for a hill up and over a railway line (we don't have any proper hills here) never having run up a hill before, I thought go for it, you've achieved today's running time so what have you got to lose, and I did it and it felt great, especially running down the other side
Got home, obligatory stretches (they so help my knees and calves), shower and on to mapmyrun.com to put my route in including dead end mistake and WOOHOOOOOO 5.09K in 30, so pleased I went the wrong way now. First time I've done 5k in 30mins PB
Now I've got my fingers crossed that my Garmin forerunner 410 that I've treated myself to comes before Friday and the final countdown of W9R1- I couldn't wait any longer, promised myself one for graduating, but they were reduced and it would have been rude not too
Still 3 stone overweight, but that can be a goal for another day, month...just lovin the feeling of running. I still can't believe that it is me saying that!!!!