Still in catch-up mode, here. Avoiding a big work project has made me avoid pretty much everything else.
I was really quite pleased with this week. On Monday (11/03) while visiting the supermarket for emergency cilantro I spied a scale, pulled it down from the shelf and hopped on – to find that I have lost 13kg! I’m able to wear clothes I’ve not fit into for two years – though sadly most of them have been culled. This is very pleasing.
And then at the end of the week … best! thing! ever!
Tuesday (12/03): run
Silly phone GPS did not track me. Ran normal route.
5km | 36:23
Thursday (14/03): run
Worked from home and made the effort to get out early before I commenced slaving. As it is getting cooler, the running is becoming a little less horrendous, but those hills still get me every time.
5.11km | 37:03
Saturday (16/03): walk
Walked the 7 km to the optometrist – reasonably quick pace.
Sunday (17/03): run
I RAN TEN KILOMETRES!!!!
It was a gorgeous cool morning and I felt fabulous, so I just kept running, doing the “oh, I should try for 6km”, “oh, nearly at 8km, will just run down this street” (as you can see by my route) and then before I knew it I was at TEN! And there was absolutely no walking and one stop for a traffic light.
10km!!!! | 1:10:57
I have never run so far in my life, my previous best was way back in 2009 when I ran for an hour on the treadmill (which, for me, is not the same thing at all as outdoors), but then only covered 7.5km
This has been a goal for ages, and one which I thought I was suspicious that I could actually achieve. I’m so utterly delighted.
Now that I know I can do it, I will scale back a little and build up properly, lest I hurt my poor knees and set myself back.