So the last couple of weeks have been a bit manic with kids being ill, a lot of social events and work being busy, the result of which meant that I had a whole week off from running twice. This seems to have impacted me and made the runs harder but I also feel like I'm not enjoying it as much as I did before.
I did the first 28 minute run on Tuesday and it was so hot. It was the first time I've run in the warm weather and it really affected me. I wanted to stop after 5 minutes and no idea how I soldiered on for 28 minutes. I felt really shaky afterwards and a bit down.
I think another problem is I went to watch a friend run the marathon on Sunday and was so inspired and blown away by the atmosphere that I've got it into my head that I would like to run it next year. Because I then found the 28 minute run a struggle, I started to think how will I ever be able to run a marathon ?? I guess I'm thinking too far ahead and putting too much pressure on myself.
Tonight's run went better (cooler weather). I decided to hit the street rather than the park as I seem to run faster (I speed up when I have to go past a busy area!!). I was really pleased to hit 4.56km so not too far off the 5k now.
So I'm on track but feeling a bit deflated. Am going to try and catch up on everyone's blogs this weekend to motivate me as not been on for a while. Well done to everyone who's graduated.