Not run since before christmas -scared but getting back out there Tuesday morning!!

Graduated early dec with help and support from you lot , then christmas came -got all new fab gadgets and gear for pressies , then illness both for me and the kids came along , one crappy 16minute hard run in jan , then more life getting in the way then the weather -yep , so you got it excuse after excuse -well no more come Tuesday morning I'm back to my old 3days a week routine. I have noticed how much I have changed since stopping not only in weight(always fat but more so!) but just fitness , and definitely moods -snappy at kids and poor suffering hubbie. So will report back Tuesday night. Thinking I have to start all over again????

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  • Oh I know how you feel ! My last run was December & I feel crap . No energy & just generally run down . Good luck on your run & very important , don't over do it !

  • Go for it! I restarted at week 3 after 3 months off, and felt great, just graduated for the second time a couple of weeks ago. Just listen to your body and enjoy your Garmin - lucky you! We often say how important routines are for kids - well, I think we adults need them just as much... Roll on Tuesday...:)

  • Go for it. You'll soon get back into it. I had to stop for 10 wks last year due to injury so I started back at work 3 and just did one run from wks 3 and 4 then followed the programme properly again. Ease back in and you'll be fine. Good luck. :-)

  • I dont think you will be alone on that. I think most people have a lapse of training for one reason or another, including myself. Either a holiday or busy at work or just feeling run down and need a break from it. And boy dont you feel it when you start back.

    One thin g I do though is down load free cardio fitness and leg strengthening exercises from which at least keeps me doing something and there a bit of a change from running

  • I wouldn't think you'd need to start from scratch. After all so much about running is in your head, and you've probably still got that mastered. Why don't you just take yourself out for a 10 or so minute 'fun run' with absolutely no expectations and see how you find it? Depending on how that goes you can decide how to take it from there.

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