I got up and got ready waiting for my daughter to join me, she came down and wasn't feeling well so wasn't coming. If I hadn't been ready I would so easily have said ok we will go another time but as I was ready I went. Only my right thigh still aching so an improvement, but today I done my stretches both before and after.
I decided to take a different route around the nature reserve rather than round the park as I thought the change may occupy me better. My first few steps were uncomfortable due to my thigh and I thought maybe give it a miss today as your obviously not meant to run today. Mind over matter and I thought run it out!!
I set off round the nature reserve and realised oh dear what a wet muddy run this will be and also that due to some paths being gravelly puddles I could hardly hear Laura but not stopping to fiddle now. I could hear faint noises from Laura's ipod but the music from my other had my attention and I was actually pleasantly surprised by this new route although lots of up and down hills which I haven't encountered before. I really felt in the groove and then as I crossed a muddy verge I heard Laura say 20 minutes. Twenty minutes already I knew I had been running a while but already at 20 how on earth did I do that! I carried on finding the hills a bit more of a struggle now but so pleased with myself I didn't care. I knew from my music that my time was nearly up but another song came on and I thought must have started it a bit earlier so carried on. When that finished I thought this can't be right so checked Endomondo and I had been running for 26 minutes, totally missed Laura telling me I could slow down and I could have gone on longer. Laura was into her warm down walk.
I actually felt like a runner today and my girls said when I walked in wearing my new running capri's, top and running jacket caked in mud I actually looked like one!!