this was a hard run. i didn't eat before i left to run, cause i'd had way too much soup ( veggies and noodles with a tomato base, if you were wondering) last night and wasn't hungry, Matt smith was the reader on the audiobook i was listening to, but even hearing The Doctor read a Doctor Who novel to me while i ran didn't help this run. i was very tired by about 15 minutes in and staring at the clock like it was a lifeline after 20. Because i lack a sense of self-preservation and because the treadmill is good at helping me talk my legs into doing things they dont want to, i sped up for the last minute and the cool down walk felt longer and harder than usual. i walked for an extra minute because see above re lack of self-preservation (and with the 5k looming, it felt like a good idea, as at my pace it'll take me 45 or so minutes and by week 9 i'm only supposed to be able to run for about 30) .
Now that it's done, i'm glad it's done, and i pushed to the end but wow. on the bright side, i used to feel after2 or 3 minutes of hard running what i did today after 25 minutes going at a slow run, so i'm making progress, 1 more treadmill run before i go to my mom's house and take on week 8 running outside on the route that kicked my butt in my first post on this site, today was not confidence inspiring but maybe w7r3 will better.
(also, seriously check out one of the audiobooks read by Matt Smith, even if 11 isn't your favorite doctor and you don't think bow-ties are cool, he reads them really well.)