well, i'll be honest with you peeps. I was supposed to go out last night for my first run of week 5. But by gum i just didnt have it in me after a particularly hard week at work. zapped of all energy and "oomph".
I was going to give it a miss tonight too - you know, christmas being in the way and things to do and all that However..... i persuaded myself that if I did, it was the start of a slippery road to disaster. So, went out !!
but bloody hell fire it was hard work!!
i did manage to get my sports bra all cosy and warm by putting it on the radiator whilst I found my missing running shoe from where the kitten had dragged it (in the play tunnel). I got out eventually, plugged meself in and nearly had a heart attack when Laura told me what she had in store for me!! she had to be joking? erm... no, she wasnt.
I struggled with the first five minutes run. I tried to distract myself by looking through peoples windows at all the twinkly christmas lights, but that soon wore off when me lungs nearly packed in.
recovered ok though with the 3 minute walk then hit the next 5 minute run better this time. the next 3 minute walk wasnt long enough though!! where does the time go?? (im going to start checking Laura's timing......)
The final 5 minutes were the hardest I have ever run so far. I mean, when Laura said i'd done two and a half minutes I know I shouted out loud " you gotta be kidding me!". But I struggled on and when it came to Laura saying I had "only" 60 seconds to go, she may as well have said 60 minutes!! I carried out but I think I was swaying from side to side as I was doing it!!
Big pat on the back for me for doing it i know but flippin eck it was hard and im not looking forward to the next run!
Its supposed to be on Tuesday ......
Keep on running everyone!! ali