Ok. So I knew I'd have a bad run at some point after reading other peoples posts, but this was truly AWFUL! Guess if I'm to analyse it, I felt forced to go out just now as we've had a really full on weekend (haven't we all?) and running in the week is really hard, what with work, dark nights and kiddies bedtimes etc. I'm also putting the pressure on myself to finish this year as I love the idea of starting 2014 with a new challenge, so I know I need to make every run count. Anyho, out I go... First issue is that during the warm up walk a lady collars me about a stray dog, so we end up spending 5 minutes repatriating him with his owner before I can go on my way! Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but I was acutely aware that I had a finite window of opportunity before I had to be back for the food shop! But then I start running and well...heavy legs, really sore shins (suffered with them throughout to varying degrees), constant self doubts and lack of enthusiam, arrived shortly thereafter. I managed just 20 minutes (with a break!). Serves me right for being all smug and self righteous after my Monday run where I managed 35 minutes. This was my week 8 run 2 and I'm really cross with myself for being so unmotivated today. This is the first time I've wobbled on the programme and I really felt like telling Laura where to go when she piped up at 5 minutes in, with her "how are you finding it?" Question, followed by "not too hard I hope?". I'm sure I actually said "just bugger off Laura" out loud, rather than in my head. Hope no one heard... I'm looking to you all for words of wisdom and encouragement... I so want to do my graduation run with Nerdio and all my other virtual runners alongside me!