I was intending to take 2 rest days after my crummy week 7 runs but a proper runner friend said would I like to go for a run with her this morning? I was a bit nervous but said yes. No Laura cos I couldn't find my iPod and anyway thought it would be nicer just to chat if I had enough breath. No music either.
Well, well.... I surprised myself. She told me when we were in the 29th minute and I actually ran for 30!! Probably dd about 2.2 miles. It was the usual huff-puff, want-to-walk for the last 10 minutes but my friend encouraged me and I did it! I found being with someone else stopped me clockwatching and not only did the time go by much quicker but I even had enough breath to have a conversation.
I certainly needed a good run, after last week I was starting to feel like quitting, but today has got me back on track.
Ha ha, retail therapy also helped - went out and treated myself to some proper running capris instead of my scruffy old things.