I got out of bed this morning with a plan to run 5K along a route that I really struggled on last time I did it. However, today I felt totally different. It's a lovely route taking in nature trails, river and canal paths - so I wanted to do it justice.
I felt great from the off, everytime I had a choice as to whether to extend my route a little or head on home I still felt fine so carried on. Once I'd started to extend the run I thought I'd try to aim for 5miles, but as I've no GPS just my trusty digital watch, I had to guess the distance. I ran on and on, finally getting tired and 'shuffley' and my legs were starting to ache, but I kept going until I got home.
I checked the distance when I got in and it was 10K on the nose! I was so chuffed, I can't believe I can actually run that far and for that long! I took 1:25:36 which is pretty slow in the whole scheme of things but for me is amazing - I can run for nearly one and a half hours non stop! Yay!