So when Laura told me this evening that Week 7 was all about running for 25 minutes, that was it, I felt I couldn't hold it in any longer and said goodbye to her after the 5 minute warm up walk and changed to "proper" music. Not too sure that Ace of Spades is the best one to start running with, but it came up first and off I trotted, well it certainly motivated me. I can't deny it was very difficult without Laura, but I had my lovely Nike lady telling me every 5 minutes how long I'd run for or how much was left. Having said that, I was ready to give up half way around, and again 10 minutes from the end, but the thought of Laura and all of you here was enough to keep me going. So I did it I ran another 25 minutes, and this time my iPod gave me some information, so I ran for 25.43 minutes, (I couldn't turn the silly thing off), burned off 363 calories (I was looking forward to my dinner), and ran a total of....... (drum roll)...... 4.85Km. WOW, what a surprise, no wonder I found it hard, but I am so, so glad that I kept going as I feel incredible if achy, and, whilst I generally seem upbeat and positive I do suffer from my inner demons,and suddenly for the very first time I really, really feel that I CAN do this and keep it going after Graduation.
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