Set off this morning intending to do my usual 5k run. Due to hip problems I haven't been running as regularly lately but trying to keep fitness up with walking and going to the gym. Maybe overdid things yesterday with a walk to the gym and back, workout, then a 7.5k walk in the afternoon. As soon as I started my hip felt wrong, legs felt like lead and I just couldn't get going. Walked a bit then tried again but had the same problem. At that stage I decided just to have a longer walk and do a loop which I knew was 10k. After a bit of more walking I decided to try a run again and just seemed to get into my stride. I carried on for a bit then alternated walking and running for the rest of the way, finishing the 10k in 1 hour 23 minutes. I know this is very slow for a 10k but considering I walked quite a bit I was quite pleased with that. Might try that route every week or so and gradually walk less and run more.
Another 10k for my 5x50 challenge!