I've just finished Week 9 R3 and was hoping to finish on a high with a good distance covered in my run, but I ended up doing my slowest run this week. I was feeling rather disappointed in myself whilst plodding along (I run on a treadmill so I knew exactly what my pace was) but I realised I was being an idiot. Luckily when Laura suggested I might want to slow down a bit I did or I might have failed to complete my graduation run at all and then I really would have been an idiot. So what went wrong? I'm on a treadmill so no weather or new route to blame. Well what I wasn't taking in to account was less than 48 hours previously I'd donated blood, not a major issue done it lots of times before without much problem but I've never tried to run for 30 minutes for the 3rd time in a week after giving blood before. My body is new to this running and fitness lark and then I give away some of the red stuff and ask it to work just as hard when it can't get as much oxygen just because I want to graduate couch to 5K today and want to do it quicker than I have before. Well, I think we came to an amicable agreement in the end, I went a bit more easy on my body and it got me to the end of the 30 mins. Although my ankles are a little cross with me for wearing heels to work twice this week and not waiting until I get some nice new running shoes!
Anyway I'd like to direct my rant at the podcast for a moment rather than myself - where did the songs go?! Maybe it's revenge for dumping the podcasts in favour of my own music for most runs over the last couple of weeks (I had to have Laura there for my graduation run though). As I've said, I am at present a treadmill runner which can be rather tedious and monotonous, so what I don't need is music to match that, I want something I can sing along too (in my head anyway, don't have the breath to waste on actual noise). The trumpet in the track near the end was a bit like having a fanfare which was quite nice but then the track changed and started telling me I just had to do it, I'm 60 secs out from finishing the program I'm tired and grumpy with myself - I don't want telling I just have to do it I want telling I am doing it, I have done it, I'm amazing
Rant over. Hope everyone else is enjoying their achievements and not being unnecessarily hard on themselves.