Bridge to 10K
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fell off the bridge to 10K

Love ju-ju-'s plan, but due to many factors, the most significant of which is my significant other falling ill (he's on the mend now thankfully), I have run only yesterday and before that 8 days previously, and maybe only weekly for a while. So also I'm taking it easy not to overdo it given the loss of fitness (I can feel my thighs aching like they did right at the beginning). Bah. I know I'm not the only one, by far, there's so many people with a variety of obstacles at the moment, so I'm just posting for solidarity and to say I'm still reading everyone's posts and liking when we manage to get out despite circumstances!

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Sorry to hear about your partner but glad he's on the mend. and you haven't fallen off the plan, you're just pacing yourself and taking longer rests. I'm having several days rest in between, myself, due to fatigue, so you arent the only one! I bet you run all the better and crack the 10k all the sooner for having a bit of a break. you're doing great! xx

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your posts have resonated - though I am prone to depression - but the lack of sleep in the last month is really getting me too. It's so tough! My OH is also in a stressful job and so he doesn't sleep all that much. We have separate rooms (and I don't let the cats in mine!) but I still wake up when he does - at 4.45am - and then can't either get back to sleep or have enough energy to get up properly! Argh.

Solidarity hug! Thank you xx

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Ah, you are telepathically tuned to each other. I wake when Mic does even when he's away, and without knowing when he's got up. That's just it - I have no trouble falling asleep, but I get woken in the small hours, then my overactive brain kicks in (as it's done all my life - it's a right pain) and i seldom manage to get back to sleep. Solidarity hug back at ya! xx

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Aw - that's sort of sweet but also I imagine a little inconvenient! I think our situation is less telepathy and more that I can hear his alarm through the wall. In any case if I don't wake up with him we barely spend time together. He supports my running and knows how much it helps. It's tough to get everything we want to done and we don't even have kids as so many others manage with!

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I think many of us have fallen off the bridge for some reason but the road doesn't move and will still be there when you're ready to return.

Just think of it as an extended rest period and sometimes it does our bodies a lot of good so when you do get back, you'll be raring to go 🏃🏃🏃

I hope your OH gets well soon.

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Thank you IP - I still come here so I know I'll never go away, if that's not too tautological. Bodily rest is indeed good - my brief run on Monday did not show a drop in pace (though I did try to take it easy) or any trouble with breathing, so I'm not "losing it" as I was starting to worry. I know the road is still here and it's easier to come back to than to start in the first place :)

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Ooh life can be utter rubbish at times cant it? You’re still running just not as often and when you can it will pick up again. Big hugs from insomniac person ( not normally just tonight!)

Hope your OH is back to full strength.

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Thank you JCR - reading here and your blog really helps. Hope the travel back to Italia isn't too hectic. Hugs all round methinks.

Other half is improving, though not every day feels like it! We're just glad it wasn't worse and it's a bit of a wake-up call for our unhealthy (with regards to eating and sleeping especially) life.

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Take care of yourselves x

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