I'd mentioned in my last post that I really struggled with one of my runs in May because I had a cold. I just about managed a 15 min run instead of my usual 30. I thought I was feeling better but I actually ended up being seriously disappointed as the next two runs petered out as well (20 mins and 15 mins). That last one, really upset me as I was convinced that all my hard work was coming undone - I couldn't do it!. But after a few pep talks from my boyfriend & Mum, I put my PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) hat on & told myself "yes you can do it - just try". The next run was on Thurs 23rd May and after a bit of hard work, I finally managed a 30 min run again - PHEW!!! Being able to do 30 mins again was amazing - I was so happy!
However, that run would be the last one before having a bit of a food & drink binge over the Bank Holiday weekend - yikes! We went away to Cornwall for a long weekend so I could celebrate my 30th birthday. Bank Holiday Monday was the big day and as is typical of the South West, it rained - hard. And it was very, very windy! However I had a lovely time & couldn't have wished for a better birthday.
So here I am, back at home (one year older), trying REALLY hard not to think about my run tomorrow. I know I am going to struggle with 30 mins again so I am setting myself a target of 15 instead. If I think I can do more I shall try for longer but if all the good food & drink has seriously affected my relationship with gravity, I shall be happy that at least I went & that I tried.
Wish me luck!
PS: here's a picture of my fantastic birthday cake - it was soooooooooooooo tasty!