Hello lovely runners,
I've been sulking. So I'm hoping I can write about it here then forget about it.
Last week was the first week of my made up post-B210K running programme. In the week I did one hill run (30 minutes) and one 5K, all good so far.
Then at the weekend I went home to see my parents. Faced with a 'busy' weekend of catching up I hauled myself out of bed at 6 a.m. on Saturday to squeeze in my long run. It was airless and on the warm side even at that hour. To cut a long story short, I managed to set off with a earring in my shoe! By 3 Km it was uncomfortable, at 6 I pulled up thinking it must be a stone and gave my shoe a shake to try and dislodge it. Eventually I stopped and removed my shoe to find a very bloody sock By this point my whole foot was throbbing and I decided I had to slow down and walk/ hobble the rest of my planned route. I did so, running again for the last couple of minutes.
My time wasn't disastrous excluding the shoe removing/ wound examining stop. But this was the first time (excluding crazy photo lady) I'd ever had to stop on a run. I've been feeling frustrated and angry with myself about it all week and haven't been on a run since
To be fair I have worked from 6.30 in the morning until 7.30 in the evening both Monday and Tuesday, but this wouldn't normally stop me, and even now I feel no desire to get back out there. My foot is still a little sore, it's hot and frankly I just don't want to. I'm also worried about my long run, as this little disaster means I haven't run a 'proper' 10 K since July 7th, over 2 weeks ago.
I've just 'lost it'. Help me find it again. Please,