Well, today I ran the first of the Stepping Stones podcast. Ran later than usual, as dropped hubby off at the hospital for his Endoscopy en route.
I had no idea what to expect, as I don't preview the new runs. This time I was asked to keep to the beat. First ten minutes 150 bpm, 2nd 155 bpm, and lastly 160bpm. Good old Laura was keeping tabs, and every so often asking how I was doing then counting 1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4 by which time I'd picked up the rhythm again. It's all about posture too, head up, shoulders down and relaxed, arms bent at 90 degrees, which fortunately I had been doing anyway. Hard at first, but I think the run on Wednesday will be an improvement on today-still got a bad cough, and nose running. So, plenty of nose blowing and water drinking along the way. Burst into tears at the end-making my slow cool down walk back to the car. It suddenly really hit me today just how far i have come in 9 short (yes, they are short) weeks :-).
Came home, showered, breakfast then out to Lidl's, where I did most of my Christmas shopping in the form of DVD set of the Olympic Games ceremonies. Grand daughter Phoebe's stocking gifts bought too, and I couldn't resist the decorations. Get down there before they all go :-).