That's right baby......8km. And if I really want to split hairs, and I do, it was actually more like 8.5km.
I met Crissy at the foreshore at 2pm. I was planning on trying for an easy paced 6km with a little chatting. We started at a nice pace and I was chatting away quite hapily but managed to give myself a stitch as I do when I talk too much when I run, so I had to force myself to shut up and concentrate on my breathing so I could get rid of it. We did the first two laps in the opposite direction that we both usually run in. When we had just about finished the second lap I said to Crissy "should I try for 8km?" She expressed her concerns but then said that at the pace we were going it shouldn;t be a problem. I said I would tell her how I felt near the end of the third lap. At this stage my left foot was aching, have never had that before. Anyway I ended up going for the fourth lap, I felt we ran most of the run at a very even pace, the last lap seemed to go a little faster at times. I did do my usual bolt to the finish. Crissy knows what I am like and said to me "take off when your ready" I mutted something about being surprised if I had it in me but as usual I found some reserved energy to pick up the pace at the end and bolted to the car. Ooooh thats my fav part of any run.
I loved todays run. It may have taken 56.20 mins but it was a very comfortable, enjoyable and theraputic run. And it means alot to me to know that I CAN make 8km. I am definately gonna enter that Fun Run now.
BLISTERS: I used the blister block things I have and then wrapped one layer of sports tape around my foot to keep the blister block things in place, they have a habit of moving. I did feel some burning on the bottom of my left foor while running but it was tollerable. Both blisters are alot bigger now but not causing any dis-comfort. I think the pop & dry are in order though.
Thank you so much Crissy for letting me tag along today. I hope I didn't slow you down too much, I do love running with you and had a ball today. It's even mroe fun stretching with someone else...even if we do get weird looks from passers by. I hope to run with you more regualry.