So I woke up and tried to think of a reason not to start but couldn't. then realised that I had not loaded the run on to my MP3 so spent 10 minutes doing that, eventually I was ready; running shoes, tracksuit bottoms, T shirt, hoodie and cap. I had eaten a banana as soon as I got up and took a bottle of water with me, then took my mobile in case I collapsed and needed to call for help (you never know).
The park is five minutes from my house so that took care of the warm up, at first I thought it was easy, then I found myself thinking ' please let this be over soon' I had a pain at the top of my left foot so decided to run on the grass and walk on the path which seemed to help.
At times I wanted to stop but kept going, spurred on by the music.
I swim 64 lengths every Saturday but this was harder and took longer to recover. I started this today as I am off for three days and thought it would be a good idea to see how long it takes to run, recover and get ready for the day. So I need to start at 6.30 not 7 am.
Still I am pleased that I have started and will do the next run on Wednesday.