The way my day was panning out yesterday I thought I was going to miss out on my run but at 7.30pm, I escaped!! Oh, and was it pure bliss or what? It was a nice night for running. Although it was a little humid there was a nice cool breeze. When I finished and was doing my stretching it started to sprinkle with rain 🙂
I set out to do a 5km run with the intent to do 6km if all felt ok. All did in fact feel ok and I did my very first “long run”. I did a street run which I really enjoy doing now especially because of all the scattered hills. I can feel myself getting stronger and more confident when I approach them now which is nice. I have to say though I did have a bit of a rude shock while running. I passed some shop windows and caught sight of myself and saw that I don’t actually look as athletic as I feel. In fact, I looked like I was actually waddling with my butt sticking out a mile. I will have to definitely steer clear of shop windows as it wasn’t very good for my ego at the time. The run felt wonderful and I guess that is what really counts but geez, it would be nice to actually look good while doing it!!
The plan for me now is to continue doing two 5km runs and continue to build up the third run every week. Although, I had a few niggles towards end of run, it was all fine after stretching. I have a little niggle in that left ball of foot and if that doesn’t completely go in the next two weeks, I am going back to Pod.
I am taking my boys to Williamstown today to catch up with a girlfriend and her little boy. We had planned to take the kids to the beach if the weather was good. I haven’t actually checked the forecast so I have no idea what it is going to be like. We are definitely going to venture out somewhere around there anyway so it should be a good day 🙂