I’ve cried driving home, but with this monster smile on my face…
I am so proud, pleased, shocked and just amazed that I ran 10k without stopping or slowing down once. We had a good pace going of 10:48 a mile and my brother Jay and I just ran, giggled and enjoyed ourselves this evening. Can’t believe that just over 10k felt better than the 2miles we did to start August!!
If you’re reading this as a newbie to running and thinking I’m mental, believe me I would have thought the same 2months ago. In fact, I used to think anyone willing to run for an hour was barking mad!
I just know each milestone I hit will be more and more of a buzz. I’m amazed I did it!
I think I just felt so inspired from the talks on Friday that I just plodded along with my brother, giving into the joy of the running bug I caught.
We hit the pavement and just kept going, the run was comfortable from start to finish. I love running with Jamie because he pushes me, he is a much better runner than me and so he can push me by slowly increasing the pace, getting me to sprint at points and just keep me smiling. We are very much in tune to one another as brother and sister, so he knows how to keep me motivated on a run!
Tonight has given me a psychological boost for the 10k run next Sunday. At least I know I CAN run 10k, it’s just about running at the right pace. I know it’s not just about the times or the distance and it’s about getting out there and running, but my motivation is to do better than I did yesterday and not accepting where I am. If I didn’t and just thought ‘I can’t run therefore why bother’ then I would never have started running.
You have to keep going, setting yourself new goals/times/distances, breaking the walls around you and making your world bigger.
I’m going to try and get some sleep now. Still buzzing!!