I have been hanging for this run all week, I was looking forward to seeing if I could beat last weeks time BUT I had mum's group today and even though I promiced myself I wouldn't eat anything there, cos it's all naughty food, I still managed to walk out of there with a full belly AAAGGGGHHHHHH "I have to run in less than 40mins" I said. The girls found it amusing. Anyway I meet Crissy at about 3pm after dropping my girl off at Mums.
We were both not into it today, I think we both would have rathered been anywhere but out in the cold. Crissy started out really fast and I had to tell her to slow down. I am nursing a sore leg and thought it really important that I eased into the run, plus all that naughty food wasn't sitting well and I was worried about puking. As it was I got a stitch almost straight away and it took me about 1.5laps to get rid of it. After the second lap Crissy had a MRTH which called for an emergency stop for her but I kept going, we made plans that she would run the opposite way when she was finsihed and meet up with me that way. I used the time alone to get my breathing back on track without talking.
The last lap was a good one. We picked up the pace and talked a little about how well we are doing, we both struggeled to be there today but we made it and were on our last lap, even so I admitted that if someone were to dangle a bottle of JD in my face I would have stopped right there and then. It felt good to know we were gonna make it. We even managed the sprint to the car (my fav part, yes I have mentioned that before.) We were meant to do this run faster than last weeks, I decided I would be happy to just make the 8km today and didn't care if it was faster or slower but on that last lap I decided I really wanted to finish faster. Our finishing time was 53:45 mins. That is almost 3mins faster than last week. WHOO BLOODY HOO!
Great feeling, we had a nice stretch and a little chat but it was freezing so we didn't hang about too long. We were toying with the idea of a drink at the pub but I had to collect my daughter and hurry home to see the hubby before he left for work.
My legs are a little sore as is one of my shoulders. I have decided not to go to Mums group before a run EVER again. I am just waiting for the little one to go to sleep then I think I will hit the spa with a glass of red.
Thanks Mum for looking after the girl today and thanks Crissy for being there. I think we both pushed each other mentally today and we needed it.