Week 5: Run 2...OMG how good do Oranges taste after a run!

Week 5: Run 2...OMG how good do Oranges taste after a run!

I wasn't sure I wanted to run today- it was really hot all day and was making me feel sluggish but I started to get those restless feelings I get on 'run days' so decided to take my chance in the early evening twilight. So right after the Big Brother eviction show (important!) I did my stretches and walked out into the (thankfully) fading heat.

After a pretty good W5R1 I was looking forward to seeing how I went with a longer run. What got me through the first 8mins was the mantra of 'there are only two runs, there are only two runs'. I felt good during the 5min walk, recovering well and a nice breeze was settling in, the street lights came on and there were smiling people out enjoying a leisurely stroll so my mood lifted.

The second 8 mins flew by, helped along by my second mantra of 'Laura wouldn't make me do anything that would hurt me, Laura is my friend'. Is it strange that I have started to see Laura as my own personal HAL? (except far less evil :/ )

Anyway, run 2 done- and I felt really good both physically and mentally at the end. I got home and had the most amazing orange, it was perfectly sweet and satisfying and it reminded me of when I used to play Netball at primary and high school and during the breaks my mum would hand around a lunchbox full of sliced oranges.

:)

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  • Fantastic blog, lifewithoutthecouch! My mouth is watering reading about the orange, don't think ours taste as good but then it may have been improved by the very good run you'd just put in! Good luck for your next run.

  • I always used to crave a pear when I was runnning Lauras podcasts. She mentions 'eat a piece of fruit' on week 2 or 3 I think. and from then on it had to be a pear..ripe and juicy. Pears have never tasted so good! Good luck for run 3 :)

  • mmmmm pear! yes that sounds great :)

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