Friday 6 March
No running today, but a much better mood. I gave myself a bloody good talking to, stopped the self pity and woke up ready for a super day. The sun was shining, life is good. There is only so long you can wallow in your own made-up bad mood after all.
I wanted to run today, but for some reason ended up working late and not getting out. Resolved to go tomorrow.
Saturday 7 March
I’d gone to bed thinking that if I woke up in time I’d go for an early run. I did wake up in time but couldn’t find the oomph to get out of bed.
Said I was going to run in the evening.
Instead Dale and I discovered Jack Daniels Apple Whiskey Punch and that was the end of that 🙂
Sunday 8 March
I’d gone to bed thinking that if I woke up in time I’d go for an early run…:-)
I did wake up in time, but really wasn’t in the mood so didn’t. Eek this is becoming a habit and it’s 2 weeks today.
I got myself out the door at about 5.15 this evening with the intention of running for an hour, but thinking it might be as terrible as Thursday’s attempt. However, and here’s the thing…I do find that the first Endomondo split announcement completely dictates my run.
If she tells me my first mile was over 11 minutes, I think ‘sod it, this is going to be rubbish so I won’t really bother’.
If she tells me it’s anything under 10.30 I get all excited and think ‘woo-hoo this is going to be awesome’.
I felt pretty slow and heavy today in the first mile and was amazed when she said the first split was around 10.20…that was it, I became the most invincible I’ve been for weeks. I stepped up the pace, I dedicated myself to getting a good time and I decided then and there that this was a 6 mile run.
Well it just got better and better! My splits got quicker and I did a 10km (6.2 mile run) in under an hour which, for me, is brilliant. At every split, when I got the time, my little voice would tell me ‘yeah well done, you did it, go again’.
My best time. On my own and no race adrenaline,
I got so excited when I got in that I sent Karen a text…well you’ve got to tell someone who gets it haven’t you?!
So there you go. I’ve still got it. At the moment 🙂
This time in 2 weeks it will all be over. How very quickly this has gone.