I ran further than I expected today. It was supposed to be a five mile run but, being unsure that I would manage that, I planned a 1.5mile loop that I could repeat if I wanted. One loop and another later and I had gone three miles. I nearly stopped after the first one (the frosty start to the day was off-putting), but I talked myself into another one. My fingers were numb and I could feel burning in my thighs but 3 miles in 38 minutes – some walking, most running – I’m pleased with that.
After that (I had gone early this morning), I went about my day – Coffee with the Grandparents, Lunch with Mum and my youngest sister. We also did a little shopping after lunch. I don’t usually enjoy shopping but I had a few things that I wanted to get and we popped into sports direct for some gym gear (my sister has joined the gym with me).
I have already done my exercise for the day, but I may do some stretches before I go to bed. That’s something I really do need to remember before and after training. That, and pace myself. I noticed this morning that I was really struggling. I’ve always been a sprinter, the starter in the relay race so running slowly is not something that I am used to. In an effort to run more than I walked, I was setting myself targets ie. run to that tree, get to that bush… but once I gave myself an option I found my speed increasing. Tomorrow I am planning a 35 minute run at the gym, so my targets will be time rather than location based so maybe I’ll manage to pace myself a bit better. Anyway, practice makes perfect, right?
Right, now, I am going to go back to playing Sims while the Husband is playing Halo with friends in the front room.