Just got back from running my final run for Week 8. I just could not get out of bed early this morning and was seriously thinking "No not today" !! (Oh Really), what was I thinking...I tried to close my eyes & mind and go back to sleep cause it was so cosy and the house was so quiet, just perfect for sleeping but I couldn't stop thinking about everyone here, all out doing their thing (running) and then my mind snapped into gear, "Oh yes you WILL be going, - GET UP" - so a big THANKYOU to all as I really needed you today and you were all there supporting me even though you didnt know it at the time....
Had a good run on the way down but on the way back again I seem to get tired and just plodded along, my feel felt like blocks of cement again up & down, up & down, dont know why.
I turned on my sportstracker app (thanks sara xx) and clocked my 2nd run I did the 5m warm up walk at the beginning but just kept on going running all the way home during the 5m warm down walk so here are my stats:
Distance: 5.13 Km
Avg Speed: 8.4km/h
PS: It seems that from my house back to my street its 5k's so should I walk around the block for the warm up walk or give it a miss completely and just start running...does everyone do the warm up walk....?? Any advice would be appreciated.
For me this is more of a mental challenge I think.... When I get tired I tend to Nurse myself...instead of pushing through...At the end of this run I was getting tired in my left leg and my feet felt heavy and I tended to shuffle along I dont know what I look like as in my posture but I feel like I stoop over and shuffle along to nurse myself to keep going so I tried to stretch out my stride and straighten up and I did manage to run a bit faster on the last 5 minutes of the podcast (see what I mean...about the mental thing) maybe I was just keen to get back home & finish...hahaha...but I dont think I could keep up that pace all the way down and back. I also find that I get tired after a run day specially if I go very early morning and I think I wear myself out mentally....or is it just my age I am 52 not a spring chicken anymore, is anyone else like this, I am a bit of a stress head !!
Delia if your reading this can you please tell me if are doing anything else for weight loss, what are you eating dear, lettuce leaves....hahaha cause I just read that you have lost over 7kg while doing this program and I have just completed W8 and only lost a couple of kg's my shape has changed and I do look better but the weight loss on the scales is just not there....why not...I want it to be....!!!
Well I hope everyone has good runs and a great weekend. Looking forward to reading all your blogs. Take care xxx Pinkus