Run 1 of Week 3 Couch to 5K done....
I was really lacking in motivation today - I felt tired and a bit down in the dumps after our very lovely nephew and his mum left this morning. Dixie seems to be missing them too.
I had also read the intro to this week's run programme and had discovered that I would need to run for 3 minutes at a time. This sounded hard.
I spotted a comment on my blog - and when I read it I found encouragement from my friend. Thank you CountryDew!
My other half and I headed out - he picked blackberries and rosehips while I ran round Mugdock Reservoir.
3 minutes of running is a bit unpleasant, but not impossible. I don't like it so it's hard to make myself carry on for longer times. One positive was that the 90 second runs seemed much shorter afterwards.
I ended up on the very far end of the reservoir and had not anticipated the walk back. Having looked it up (just now) it is 3 miles right round the reservoir. I must have run (interval-training running... part run part walk) about 2.25 miles. I walked the rest with only 2 minutes of running when I realised how far I had to go to get back to the start.
Having already walked around 5 miles on my commute today I was tired at the end, but we bought some chinese take-away food on the way home and it has turned out to be a very lovely evening.