I had a dissapointing run last week. On my last run of week 7 I decided to use a pedometer to find out actually how far I was running. Up until then I had been out on my routes which I had not mapped at all and was guessing that I was running about 3 miles. The pedometer showed that I was over estimated my runs and that I was actually on running just over 2.
It was my first set back and I was gutted, so much so that 5 days passed before I went out for my first week 8 run.That was last night. I was not looking foreward to the run at all and was feeling very negative until about 10 minutes in when I thought about how comfortable I was feeling. Only 7 weeks ago I couldn't imagine running at all let alone feeling 'confortable'.
Anyway, my mood changed and I went on to really enjoy the run and kept going for 28 minutes!! Who'd a thought?
Maybe I have some work to do to reach the 5k but I'm still with the plan. I know now that I will complete the programme and run for 30 minutes - it's too close to give up now.
On another positive note, when I came home from the run last night feeling really proud of myself my 19 year old daughter said that she was going to download the podcasts and start running so that we can run together. How brilliant is that?