So I set out yesterday morning, nice to run in the day light and not as cold as usual so just hi viz top and no coat on.
I ran mainly on the road, with just a 1km of off road track to traverse. My husband drove past and slowed down to say hello... felt a bit wierd to run alongside the car!
For the first time in the whole series I didn't listen to the music the whole way round. I usually just have one earphone in as I run on the road and like to keep an ear out for cars coming but seriously NHS - this music is so bad.... so just listened to the birds and my very loud heavy breathing... seriously I do not care about YOU and BLOODY JULIE!!!
3 hills to endure, each more painful than the last! Does anyone else have 'the conversation' with themselves... it goes like this and usually hits me about 1/2 way round...
me: 'why are you doing this?'
me2: 'Don't know...'
me: 'why dont you walk? It will be so nice.'
me2: 'NO, you'll be disappointed, don't walk, keep going. legs fine - breath loud but fine, keep going.'
me: 'Really, why bother? no one will know, you're not overweight, you're not unfit, why are you doing this to yourself???. Just walk...'
me2: 'ummm, maybe'
me: 'go on just walk...'
me2: 'No, stop it I'm ignoring you! Keep running'....
and so I have my little discussion with myself for a good 10 minutes usually mid run... I don't think I have a split personality... i presume most people have similar... maybe not though! I try to think of other things but am so tired and pushing self it makes me feel really grumpy and annoyed if i try to think about anything that required any degree of brain power... any tips of what to think of? I think maybe counting to 100 over and over again seems my limit...
I managed a very credible 4.9km in 30 minutes. I'm not going to measure distance tomorrow for my last run of the whole C25K course, I just want to enjoy it. I've ran EVERY other day without fail, in snow, sleet, gales, iceland (on holiday), and want to finish on a high, not feeling a ickle tiny bit disappointed that I didnt make 5km, so I'll leave measuring to later in the week.