I set myself a task for this week.
Speed march from home, down to River Orwell, back up through Orwell Country Park then home – almost 4 miles.
Did it yesterday; shin splints within the first mile; completed in 55 minutes. I was in regulation Army Boots and carrying a day pack so quite pleased with myself.
Set a target of getting that down to 45 minutes by the end of the week.
I went out today to see if I could cut the time a little. I reached my first marker – The Bridge of Khazad Dum – three minutes faster than yesterday – huzzah! I managed to jog part of the way there…
Scurried, no better way to put it, back up the hill passing lots of Sunday afternoon walkers. I was sweating by this time which appeared to make families with small children very nervous – sad really. Shin splints kicked in on the last half mile but I just put my head down and jogged home.
Finished in 44 minutes.
So I have already beaten my target for the week.
How did I do it? Am I secretly super fit?
No. My brain did it – with attitude!
I just kept saying ‘go faster, keep your head down, don’t give up.’
So I will apply that same attitude to y writing for the year. At least three books to complete…
I need to set a new target for the circuit. 40 minutes?
So for all the lovely ladies in Kazakhstan – watch out I’ll be back fitter than ever.
Turning down dates already!