I had decided today that I wanted to do 10k to prove to myself that I could (bit like getting that first 5k under your belt) and I adopted a strategy of running and some walking.
However, during the first 4.5k which was mainly up hill (long long incline rather than short and sharp) I started to compose this blog in my head and it had started off with 'I don't think this running lark is for me'! My gremlin kept telling me to give up and turn around and I so nearly listened to him but kept telling myself just get to the next lamppost / traffic lights. So ha! Mr Gremlin I won today!!! Pleased to say that on the return leg (mainly down hill) that I could run for further and enjoyed it! So there is a plus to going up hill first!!!
It wasn't quick but I now have a time to beat (77 and a half minutes) so hopefully by the time my 10k race comes along in about 6 weeks I will have been able to knock something of that!
Off for a hot showher followed by a bacon buttie...I deserve it!