A couple more rainbow pictures added from this afternoon, to this morning’s run report.
Well, I was inspired by ‘juicyju’ the panther-runner on c25k, who was doing a half-marathon today. Others c25k-ers on Facebook had pledged to run at the same time, to give her moral support. As I’ve not run at all for four weeks (and then only for twenty minutes) I decided to push myself to get back out and do a bit of a run, even if it was only ten minutes. I went out before breakfast (I suspected I might not do it if I didn’t get going straight away), so a bit before the 10 o’clock start for the others.
The thought of all those other virtual running buddies pushing themselves to run ridiculous distances kept me going and going, and I did 5k! I am soooooo pleased! It’s two months since I last did that, so my joints will probably be reminding me all about it in a couple of days, but they were fine while I kept going. The pace was (of course) slow and steady, but I kept going for 47 minutes.
I just kept thinking that at least I wasn’t doing 10k or a half-marathon. I nearly stopped at 30 minutes, but then noticed it wasn’t quite ten o’clock, and it seemed a pity to have stopped when everyone else was about to begin, so I carried on, and then it seemed silly not to go all the way to 5k – though I can now see that meant I did more than half as much again! Not sure I’d have done it, if I’d realised that at the time, but it just goes to show that bodies can often do a lot more than we think.
It was lovely out – sunny and blowy, perfect temperature for running. I have always loved autumn – all the leaf colours and hedgerow fruits really brighten things up. I must remember to take a hair-tie when I run though, as I kept getting mouthfuls of hair – yuk!
I didn’t take the camera on the run, but here are two pictures from the garden after I got back.