Having promised myself that I would only write a blog after each week is completed, I have yet again let myself down....but I really need to tell you guys how this run went.
Now I am doing this programme using an app on my phone, rather than Laura's podcasts. Incidentally it took me 3 weeks to find out who this Laura person was! Anyway, my programme seems a little more incremental, and therefore instead of going straight into 5 mins runs, W4d1 has two 4 minute runs, and for the first time in the whole process I found myself counting!!
Now I was going to rest an extra day and do the run tomorrow, but life got in the way a little, so was going to go Monday.... However when I got up this morning, my body seemed to have made a recovery of Lazarus proportions, my last run was on Thursday, so grabbed my gear and trotted off.
Mistake one: I ate a very large banana before going, I normally run on an empty stomach, and found this very hard with my tummy gurgling.
Mistake B: toooooo fast to start with, I started like mo farah on the last lap, and finished shuffling like a goth teenager.
Mistake iii: I chose to run my normal route, which is a five minute walk to the local rec, then laps of the cricket field, my feet were so wet and soggy they are still squelching without any shoes and socks on!
All along the process I have been building an anchor NLP style, so every time I complete a run I have been anchoring that feeling, I've not had to use it, until today, and I can't describe how much that helped me to get through the last two runs.... I've tried NLP in the past, but not with great success, but the power of all those winning feelings are available to me, and I know that I can use them to get me through the next few runs, cos I'm gonna need them!
Lastly, I used to love conkers as a kid! Now they are a menace! Oh and what's with all the slugs? I've never seen so many as today!
See you at the finish line....