Remember me? I'm the one who disappeared off the grid about two months ago
Sorry about that - work was absolutely mad and I had 5 back-to-back business trips where I arrived home from the airport, went to bed, got up the next morning, picked up my next suitcase and left for another airport or hotel. Sadly there wasn't much running involved.
So there I was in late December, fatter than I had been for two years thanks to hotel living and lack of exercise, and realising that the London Winter Run was staring me down from a distance of... 7 weeks. Eeek! Looking at the calendar, I hadn't run for two whole months. Not good.
Back to basics, then. I think I managed 20 minutes on my first run - just. And nearly 20 minutes on my second. But it has got better. I'm using a Bupa plan this time (I've abandoned Nancy, because MyAsics told me I couldn't do 10k in 6 weeks in less than 90 minutes, and I reckon I can), starting at Week 4 now. Tomorrow morning I will be running around the flat bits of Carsington Water for 40 - 50 minutes non-stop. So says Bupa, anyway. They have a nice hospital near here as well, just in case I need it afterwards.
I have missed all your adventures, and I'm sorry I haven't been cheering you on, and commiserating where necessary. It's still all a bit hectic but I shall do my best to keep up. Happy running to all of us this year. May we stay injury-free, and enjoy ourselves, and for those who can't run, may you recover swiftly.