Been a while since I've blogged. By chance I ended up with Stamina on my iPod... not what I was intending but decided to keep with it as I'd already done a 5 minute warm up, it was dark and I wasn't in the mood to try and find the right thing!!
I run with very short steps and have found stepping stones and stamina too slow for my stride, but for some strange reason I decided to lengthen my stride a little, I know, I know, you aren't meant to, however I have to say I found it a lot better... not easier certainly as it was hard work, my thighs were seriously aching and sadly I could only manage 20 minutes the first time. Two more runs on I have managed to complete 30 minutes, with aching thighs but feeling so much better about my running.
Who knows, next time I might manage the full 35 minutes
So I've now reinstalled stepping stones onto my iPod and going to give that a go this week also, even if I do have to increase my stride again to run slower..... I know it doesn't make sense to me either
I'm back and feeling better about myself, especially after joining Weightwatchers last week in an attempt to reduce the excess weight which I couldn't move on my own. I will get back to 5K - plenty of time before Race for Life in July which has now been booked. Now also to get back into the walking as doing 14 miles in Walk the Wight in May, which has also been booked.
I have been re-inspired by some of the blogs here so thank you for giving me back my confidence to get there