Thursday, 23 May 2013
Another milestone, well, two more milestones!
It's only 6am but today has, so far, been a good day. Got up for my normal run, managed to find a nice pace quite quickly so I decided to see how far I could go without feeling overwhelmed to walk. Soon enough I made it to the end of the first mile, 12 seconds slower than Monday's mile but still feeling good, so I decided to keep going for another half mile, was still feeling fine by the end of that so decided to go for 2 miles and I made it, even though the last half mile was up hill! I was so happy I strode purposefully home and even managed a little sprint up the hill to my front door :)
The one thing that has surprised me most about this week is how much fitter I am after only 4 weeks of training. Took my resting pulse rate last night while lounging on the sofa and it was only 62 - don't think it's ever been anywhere near that for a long time. My poor heart has been used to galloping along between 80-90 bpm for the past 15 years!
If anyone reading this is thinking about starting running then I urge you to stop thinking about it and just go for it. Feeling fit is, probably, the best feeling in the world :)