I'm sure that I'm not alone in having NOT managed to run in the past few weeks with Christmas and it's run-up.
Having graduated I managed, a few weeks later, to damage my calf presumably in my over-enthusiastic new-found passion for running. I grumpily discovered that I could only manage 5 to 10 minutes maximum at a time. Grrr! And then I (like millions of us) was thrown into the rush to provide food, presents, decorate the house (having first scoured it) make up spare beds, ice cakes etc etc and be full of Christmas cheer!
So calf had enforced rest. And the weather....it hasn't looked good, has it? So today it was blowing but not raining. Should I go or not and if I did would it be sensible to go back to week 5? A last minute change of courage made me put Laura week 9 on with the rationale that I could stop if it was too awful. And I did it! The rain lashed down once I had made a start, I went very slowly and almost ran on the spot twice when the wind caught me but I made it to the end even though it was nowhere near the elusive 5K. That can be for next year!
So happy new year to you all and if, like me you haven't got out there for whatever reason there's always 2014.