Having joined the pre-Christmas Goal challenge, I set off on my first run of the week later than expected and with the gremlins sitting firmly on my shoulder. 'It's too cold, you haven't drunk enough water, that's a stitch you can feel coming on, your legs are too heavy to run on, if you just turn around now nobody will know'. I'm sure you all know the gremlin style.
But I had my goal to complete, so pushed the gremlins off the shoulder and plodded onwards, being quite proud of my pace at the start of the run. Well, it was one of my best for a while - not fast, but 5 minutes longer than normal and I enjoyed it and got into my rhythm.
Thank you RFC for such a great motivating idea.