Yesterday, I went out for the first run of 2014, and my first run in well over 4 months, and I ran a solid 3K!! No watch (Garmin was out of charge after so long out of use *blush*), but from experience, I must have run for around 21 minutes!!
The main point of this post is in case there's anyone else (like me) feeling guilty about effectively throwing away all that great work, and trying to find inspiration to get back out there. Trust me, it is SOOO much easier second and third time around, and it feels so good!!
A brief history of me:
Two years ago I literally couldn't run 100 yards for a bus. So a friend recommended Laura to me, as I'd rashly told everyone I was going to do the RFL. I fell in love with Laura immediately (who doesn't??), and she worked her magic on me in time for the race in July. I LOVED it! But then life, a stressful house move, and a few other things got in the way, and I stopped running.
Exactly one year ago, on Jan 1st 2013, I took the plunge, dug Laura out again, and went out for a run. I managed a week 3 run, which I was pretty chuffed with on new year's day after almost 6months off. The programme is SOOOO munch easier second time around, and I fast tracked myself through it, and then carried on pushing. I signed up for,and completed, a 10K in may last year, which has to have been one of the proudest moments of my life.
In the summer, I did a couple of 5K races to keep my legs moving, but then life and other priorities got in the way again, and my last run was in early August. Until now!!
I'm going to sign up for another 10k in May, and I'm already looking forward to it. So if you're wondering whether to have another go, just do it. Put your trainers on and get out there. I guarantee that as soon as you start running you'll remember why you loved it last time!!