Feeling chuffed and a bit puffed but managed W2R1
As I was driving home from work today I passed a few runners and when I saw cables running from their ears, I couldn't help but wonder if they were listening to Laura. I think I'm becoming obsessed with her. If they listening though they must all be at the later levels as they all looked like seasoned pros.
Couldn't wait to get out and have my first go at Week 2. It went ok apart from the usual drippy nose (which seems to run more than I do) and having to march on the spot when I had wait for a car before I could cross the road. Must have looked completely batty!
Also have this strange irrational fear that every time a car or van pulls in just in front of me, I wonder whether they are about to abduct me. Silly isn't it? What or earth would they want with me?! I'm hardly worth grabbing while I'm out running. I've only got my phone/mp3 with me. Wait 'til later when I have my purse! They surely can't be after my body - it's half knackered!
Tried to do the breathing. How the hell does that work? Left (in), two, three, four, left (out), two three four. I need to breath in a lot more than this will let me. Or else I must jog a lot slower. Mapmyrun tells me I have slowed down from W1R3. This wasn't conscious although I did find the brisk walks getting slightly less brisk at about 3rd/4th jog/walk point. Oh and I got a bit distracted in the first jog/walk section as I had to manoeuvre my phone into a better position as it was tugging at the cables in my ears.
Still, I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to going out again on Sunday. So glad it didn't rain. Now I wonder what the forecast is ....