Okay, so I impressed myself!
Despite being determined to get to that 5K run time, theres always been a niggling doubt at the back of my head. It whispers that maybe perhaps I’ve bitten off more that I can chew with this goal.
Yesterday I gave that niggle a good kicking!
I missed my Thursday day run for no other reason than I had spent the whole work day getting a plan together on microsoft project. Those of you who use it know how mind numbing that can be right? So after getting to work, despite a night where insomnia kicked my but I managed to get through 5 hours of staring at the gantt chart.
By the time I got home I was mentally finished.
I decided to hold off my week 6 until my undisturbed and unrushed Saturday morning gym session.
So on Saturday morning, after dispatching Inny to her math booster class, I entered the gym. My favourite window treadmill was free and I got straight into it.
It really is a case of mind over matter at this point.
12 minute run
3 minute brisk walk
12 minute run
The first run was smooth. When I got through the first 4 minutes I knew I was going to finish strong. I had already conquered 8 minutes so based on how my breathing was and my energy level I knew the first 12 minute run was in my bag.
The second was a bit harder. The last 2 minutes were endless and tough. I think I may have even yelled a ‘come on’ somewhere just to force myself through to the end! Sweat was dripping off me and I was battling myself at that point.
But I made it.
I’m feeling proud.
And I’m ready to do it all again tomorrow!