I ran my third run of Week 1 of the Couch to 5k programme tonight. Again, there were no internal arguments about going out. I knew I felt better for going out for a run after my rubbish day on Tuesday, and today was on par with then to be honest, so I applied the same logic. It is so nice to be out and clear my mind. Okay, it isn’t an entirely clear mind – I fill it with “has it been a minute yet? I’m sure that Laura said it was only a minute I had to do. I must be nearly there. Oooh…. bunnies!”. By the third run segment, I feel like I am settling in to my groove a bit more. It was another out and back run, complete with photo from the turning point.
I’ve really enjoyed this route. I think I may have overkilled the beach somewhat with my previous attempts at Couch to 5k. It is reassuring doing the same route but it gets very dull very quickly. I need to work out another route so I don’t suffer the same with this one. I’m not sure I’ll get bored of seeing the wildlife though.
I thought I’d mix it up for the sheep – I walked past them on the way out, then lumbered past at a run on the way back. I tried to sneak up on the distraction bunnies to get a good shot, but they’re wily little things and knew I was there (I suppose it’s quite hard to hide a 5ft 8, 18 stone beetroot). I did get a couple of photos of them, but they aren’t the best quality.
I’ve noticed that the ankle that I twisted the other month in my car park gymnastics is quite sore to run on. It’s not unbearable and it isn’t causing me to limp, but I am conscious that I don’t want to roll it again. I remember having to do wobble board exercises at physio when I was younger. I’m wondering if there is something else I can do. Yoga does seem to help I think, so I am hoping to roll the mat back out next week. I was hoping to having done so this week, but it turned into a busier week than I thought it was going to.
I’ve also thought about whether to move to Week 2 on the plan, but I think I am going to do Week 1 again. It isn’t like I’m in a rush after all.
Not a bad start to May! 🙂