A toxic mixture of negotiating tricky shifts, short days and pouring rain meant I only got out once for a 5k run.
I tried not to beat myself up about it and made allowances for situations not being perfect but not to slide backwards into not running again..
So this week I made a resolve to get back on it!
After a much needed long sleep I woke up to a beautiful day, so the plan to go for a long run wasn't hard to motivate myself for.
I headed down to the quay and felt good and kept a mostly steady pace. On the way along the river I really enjoyed watching a big group of people kayaking and paddle boarding, some in Santa hats which reminded me of some of the wonderful sights we witness when we get out!
The last few minutes running back up the hill were a bit of a challenge but I did my best to keep slow and steady and finished at a 8.5k in 55 minutes.
Even better, I've been in quite a bit of pain running recently, mostly with some kind of thigh pain which I've done my best to run through, although I'm aware sometimes I shouldn't. There were a couple if times when i was stubbornly limping along! Anyway, it's massively improved after seven days of not running which is a fantastic bonus and a big relief.
So, quite a lot of lessons learned in the last week, but I'm so glad to be out there again and I'm confident I can run at least twice a week over the rest of winter.
Happy running to all 😁😁🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️