I was building up really well, got up to 8k in November, but have only done three runs since then: two 4ks and a 3k. What's happening to me! I'm round at my boyfriend's this weekend without my running shoes so can't even say I'll go for a run tomorrow morning. The dark mornings and evenings are really getting to me, although I managed to run with a new running buddy last Thursday evening - we took our safety in numbers up the dark scary canal path and around the Olympic Park and back. My running group is off the cards as it starts at 6:30 on Tuesdays which I can't make anymore because of my new job which finishes at 6pm (approx an hour's commute away). I'm hoping my new running buddy will help to motivate me to run in the dark at least once a week. I also really want to get my sleeping pattern sorted so that I can get out for a run at 7am at least once a week too. That plus a weekend run would get me back to 3 x per week and hopefully back to the heady heights of those 8k runs again. Any advice, sympathy or tough love welcome - or just check up on me that I've gone for my runs - I'm thinking maybe Monday morning? - I need to commit to something and get this back on track! I hope everyone else is running okay despite the rain, wind and general grimness out there...
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