I set my alarm for 7am again this morning to complete my final (and the dreaded) run of week 5. After a few technical difficulties with my iPhone, which resulted in re-downloading the podcast, I set off on my warm up walk a little later than planned.
During the first 5 minute of running, my legs felt like lead and would much rather have been tucked up in bed but I pushed on and before I knew it Laura was telling I'd run for 10 minutes
I'm sure Laura's sense of timing is not the same as mine because the last 5 minutes felt like a lifetime. When she finally cut in and told me I had just ran for 20 minutes, I almost felt like crying I was that happy. I met a couple of gremlins on my run today which I quickly kicked to one side and carried on regardless. It's definitely a case of mind over matter !
I've mapped my run and with warm up and cool down I covered 4.06 km It's a few hours since I did my run and my legs can really feel it now. During my previous run my old trainers caused me a few issues on the arches of my feet, so I tried my new trainers and they were so much more comfortable, I wished I'd started using them sooner.
Lastly, I weighed in again yesterday and lost another 1lbs, which means I've lost 10 lbs in the last 5 weeks.
I've got 2 rest days now before starting week 6 on Tuesday. I can't believe how far I'm already come and looking forward to getting better everyday