OK I don't like to jinx it, but I can't believe all going well that I'll be graduating next week. What a journey! Each run in itself feels like a journey and some go on forever!
That is what I feel about week 8. I still don't feel that comfortable when I'm running and don't always even enjoy it, some runs seem to drag, and it seems to take me ages to get a steady pace, (definitely not within 5 minutes when Laura pipes in!) but I am getting through without stopping, at a decent speed and the feeling of accomplishment after always makes it worth it.
So best to focus on progress I think. Week 8 held a few firsts for me:
- first run in the dark
- first run over 4.5k
- first time I burnt over 300 calories on a run (according to mapmyrun)
- first time I wore running gear (I wasn't running naked before, honest!) - now I feel like a runner!
When I got back from my run just now, I had a nice present waiting for me from Amazon, a new CD. I have been ordering lots of new music in preparation for creating my own running playlists, I can't wait!
Looking forward to tackling the final week!