So I finally graduated on the treadmill 6 days ago. This morning was the first chance I had to run again and this time I thought I'd go down the local park. I haven't run outside for about 3 weeks and as it looks like the weather is going to be pretty bad next week thought I'd go for it.
I have to say it was hard work, mentally more than physically - I keep getting to one point on my route [I run round my local park several times] and I start thinking 'Oh I think I need to stop'. But I didn't stop; I carried on and was mightly pleased with myself. I felt I was going quite slow [last time I ran 30 mins outside I covered 3.89 km] so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw I'd covered 4.05 km [how I love my Garmin!!].
What I was really pleased with was the fact that I managed to pace myself which I find the hardest thing when I'm not on a treadmill.
So for the time being I'm going to stick to listening to Laura on Wk9 - I think the beat of the music on this podcast is making a difference with my pace - plus her words of encouragement really make a difference.
Good luck to everyone else this coming week - keep safe if you're running outdoors - it's gonna get slippy!! x