Started out this morning having looked out of the window and no signs of frost but appearances can be deceptive. Walking down my road which is a bridal road but with a tarmac section as it meets the main road, once on the tarmac I did my “dancing on ice” impersonation and that was only walking. So set the survival radar to alert and concentrate on trying to spot those potential icy patches especially when I start to run. There were a couple of other minor slips/ dancing on ice auditions, but luckily nothing serious. My mental wall seems to be the 20 to 25 minute mark where I think this is hard am I going to get to the end but then when Laura tells me 5 minutes left I pick up, my pace increases back to my starting pace and today I added on the extra minute to run for 29 minutes which was 4.2K. So very pleased with myself as I continued with my warm down walk and I started to walk back up the bridal road the rain/sleet starting coming down so I started running down the bridal road to home. So add an extra 50 seconds of running there. Which is amazing in itself 8 weeks ago I wouldn't have thought of running back home even for 50 seconds and I expect I would have stopped after about 20 seconds red faced, huffing and puffing. It’s amazing what you can do with this program, the right mind set and most of all everyone on this community blog who encourages everyone else to succeed….. Thank you.
P.S. off to the doctors now for my annual review which is blood tests and blood pressure check, it will be interesting to see how the running and my improved fitness has affected my blood pressure., hopefully for the better.