Graduated back in March and been loving my running, not always hitting 5k on every outing but more than happy to be out there three times a week and running for 30 minutes or so. I know there are good runs when something just clicks and you go "wow, this is amazing, I could run forever" and bad runs when all you want is for it to be over. However, today I went to do a Parkrun, really enthusiastic (had bought new kit yesterday and REALLY felt the part) and up for it. As it turned out, I must have stopped and walked at least half a dozen times (haven't done that for months) and my time was slowest it's ever been. Just don't understand what went wrong (ok, yes, I did have a few wines last night but that wasn't a first and I was still in bed at a reasonable time) and I felt great setting out. The only sense I can make of it was that a lot of it was in my head - on one hill section I remember 'me' telling myself that this was too hard, that I couldn't do it, that I should just walk - I did walk, but fortunately I didn't listen to 'me' telling myself that I should just stop altogether, give up and walk back to the car because I wasn't a runner, I looked ridiculous and my legs were going to give in under the weight. Was quite dismayed - hadn't heard that 'voice' since about week 5, when I thought I'd kicked it into touch
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