I am a very happy woman right now! 🙂
I went out earlier this evening to do the next run of the DLRR Beginners Course. I went later than usual as Steve was busy this afternoon so it was dark and a little bit cooler than I am used to. Today’s workout was the same as Friday’s, 2 minutes running/4 minutes walking x 5.
As soon as I started the first 2 minutes running, I felt more relaxed (maybe because it was dark and so no one could see me!). My breathing was much more settled, I seem to feel good breathing in for 4 steps and then out for 4 steps and I didn’t get as out of breath as I have on previous runs. This also meant that my muscles felt less tired. Almost all of today’s run was done with a smile on my face. The high I felt when I was done (and during at some points) was amazing. It was definitely easier this time..I may have still resembled an overweight sweaty mess having a cardiac arrest but it definitely felt easier…I am so happy! Today I feel like a runner and it feels awesome! 🙂
When I was done I walked back down my run route a little way so I would take a couple of pictures.
They are a little blurry but you get the idea 🙂
Hopefully my next run will be with The DLRR Beginners Group on Tuesday, I am really looking forward to running with a group…This week I have been running with Steve and I definitely prefer running with others. I am really looking forward to putting some faces to the people I have been talking to on Facebook for a month now. They have been so supportive and together with Steve have really spurred me on.
I would also like to say a big thank you to those who have sponsored me today for The Sport Relief Mile. I have almost reached my target. Thank you so much 🙂 Only 28 days to go and I now know that I really can do it and that I am also well on track for the 5K in September.
On the whole, today has been pretty cool.