They definitely helped. So it had been 2 weeks since my last run. My previous best was 6 minutes backed up by 6 minutes. My goal for yesterday was to match that.
First run, 8 minutes. Felt like my lungs were going to explode and my heart was nearly cracking ribs. But still - 8 minutes. I am already impressed with myself.
Turn around for the down hill (I say downhill but it is very very slight). Start running. Feeling good. Look at my watch, wow - 5 minutes already! Keep going. And going. Get to 9 minutes 30 second and decide to go to 10 minutes. Look at my watch again and I am at 10 minutes 15 seconeds. What the hell, I'll go for 11.
Bloody hell will this minute ever finish????
YAY! 10 more seconds
Jesus are you kidding me, how slow do these seconds want to tick over
Holy shit, I can't breathe, I am going to die
I AM A FREAKING LEGEND!!!!!!!!
LOL! I am so over the moon stoked by that run. 19 minutes all up. Talk about incredible. I don't think I ever in a million years thought I would be able to run for 19 minutes within a 45 minute session. Ok, so my running style is very reminiscent of Caitlin from The Biggest Loser - but who cares! I did it and that is the main thing.
I can't explain what it was but I felt different during this run. I am not sure hw to explain this but I will give it a go. Usually when I run I feel like I am low to the ground. Like my centre of gravity is quite low and I am almost dragging myself through. This time I felt lighter and 'higher'. That may not make sense but I don't know any other way to describe it. I felt like I was taller, and it obviously helped. I hope I can capture that again on Wednesday.
When I got back to the office to pick up my bike, the tummy pains from the weekend were back. Buggar. I am still feeling a bit ill this morning as well. Hopefully it passes soon.
On a different note, I need help with morning food. I am struggling riding to work in the mornings. This is a ride I can do easily at any other time of the day, but not in the mornings and I think it is because I haven't eaten. I have tried having a banana or yogurt before riding and it just sits in my stomach and makes me feel ill. So I need some advice. I need something that is only about 50-60 calories that will help me on my ride but won't 'sit' in my tummy half an hour later. I am willing to try anything!
Hope you all have a great day