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I was supposed to go out and do week 11 day 3 of the 14 week couch to 10k programme today which was 25 min run, 5 min walk, 15 min run. However, I was being fuelled by cupcakes (fathers day surprise from my twins) and the first can of full sugar coke i've had in ages. Also, I had met an old school friend in the pool and he was telling me about the marathon he did so I was feeling highly motivated anyway.
Off I went and at 25 mins I thought sod it.. i'll keep going.. 1 hr 22 mins later (it was a bit hillier than my usual run - but only 75 metres of elevant so a bit embarassing still) I arrived at home having run 7.1 miles and without having stopped even once. Very pleased! It was my first time over 10k too.
I was surprised also because the day before I did a very hilly and long mountain bike ride. There were lots of stops in it to look at the route map (we were out for about 5 hrs) but we still covered over 20 miles distance and 2300 feet of elevation on muddy single track burning over 2500 calories! I thought my legs would be shot but all seemed fine...