Back from my week away with work I set off on my normal route for 25 minutes of running - no walking. Not daunted at all (really looking forward to it even though my achilles is still not perfect). It seemed quite odd that here I am 18 stone of slow moving bulk looking forward to running - Laura is a star.
I ran with a water bottle, just a small one (with a hole to put your hand through to make holding it easier) it made a big difference, when Laura says you're half-way through I am normally gasping for a drink, but a mouthful of water really energised me.
Then the weirdest thing happened, I got to the end of my route but I hadn't finished my run! This is a big step as I run a sort of circular route and ended up back at home with 5 minutes of walking still to go. This means that I am covering the ground much faster than when I started and hence I had to elongate the run and walk around the village to cool down.
Being fairly large I tend to sweat a fair bit and as I wear glasses it all gets really unpleasant, I bought a light weight peaked cap to keep the sweat out of my eyes and the rain off my glasses - it is brilliant. If you too want to try one, I went for the Nike Daybreak Running Cap.