Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 29, run 6

Well, the running hit a slight bump in the road the weekend before last, when my sore throat turned into a full-on cold (with cold sweats and feeling shaky and shivery) and then a cough. Which didn't really help with the running. I had to postpone the last run of week 1 until I was feeling better and more reliably able to breathe.

However, I did pick it up again on Tuesday (still coughing a bit, but not enough to hold me back) and haven't really lost too much ground; I did Week 2 on  Thursday, Saturday and today, and if I run Wednesday-Friday-Sunday and then start Week 4 on Tuesday again I will be back in sync with the rest of the group. I can do this.

Today I ran my 1km in 6 minutes 56 seconds - my first time under seven minutes since I started, and I'm quite pleased with that. My feet aren't hurting, either. On my next workout, the distance run goes up - and I will admit, I'm a bit daunted. But everyone else has to do it too...

The Peanut was also unwell and had to have a couple of days off nursery, to his grief (he loves nursery). However, he's back up to speed now. We have been using a sticker chart to persuade him to stop sucking his thumb in the early morning when he wakes up (five stickers earns a bribe - this week's was a Thomas the Tank Engine comic) but I'm not sure he's taking it all that seriously, to be honest. He likes stickers, but he can live without them. At the moment he's announcing each evening whether he will have a wet or dry thumb in the morning and he's almost always correct...