Today I should have been doing my first 20minute run. I should (on Saturday) have done an 8 minute run, 5 minute walk repetition but I forgot to take a sports bra away and when I tried it it was really quite uncomfortable - sore shoulders!
So.. I considered today whether I could skip the 8min day and head straight for the 20min run (that I really didn't want to do!).
After starting running and managing to get to 8 minutes (which felt a long time), I then thought... well I can TRY it. I can always stop and walk if I need to.
But I didn't need to! I didn't find it fun... it is not fun. Perhaps when I know how it works, feel confident that I have the strength for it, then I'll be able to let my mind wander and occupy myself with musings as I do on a walk.
For now I think of things like "only 1 more song to go.... it must be about 3 minutes a song!" or "I wonder if it still counts as running if I go as slow as I would walk..."
About 10-15 mins into the running I saw some girls on bikes who looked familiar. I ignored them (since I was red, sweaty and trying my first ever 20 minute run!) but they cycled up to the running track and started riding round to meet me. Sure enough, it was an old Brownie of mine and her friend.
Whilst I love my Brownies and I think Girlguiding is an amazing organisation there are times at which I would be happiER to see a familiar face.
I had a very brief chat with them - then carried on training. It was actually quite nice to see some smiley faces towards the middle of the run.