I never thought I'd ever write this but I found myself, yesterday, longing to pop out for a run and wondering if an extra one would really do all that much damage. Thankfully common sense kicked in so I snuggled with the kids instead but today, after doing all my errands, I got my arse out there and completed my second run.
Luckily, this morning, I was in town and picked up a waterproof jacket as it started raining harsh and cold. My legs felt a lot heavier today and my run felt like it had less bounce. Not sure if it was down to the conditions or my old, aching bones, but I soldiered on. The second run of the session I found really hard. To the point of thinking 'Lordy, I really don't think I can do this...' The fifth I found a stumper too, it just felt so hard - but I did it! I didn't skip any parts or skimp, I really went for it and dug deep. Again, a benefit of being stubborn!
I feel tired but good. I misjudged so I finished my 5 minute warm down a little too far from home but I made it home in one piece. Yay for unfit birds!