Having been ill with a chest infection and general lurgy I had not been able to run for nearly five weeks. For the last two I have been doing 30 min sessions 3 times a week on the cross trainer - based on the fact that if I became unwell or had a coughing fit I was in the spare bedroom not on a country lane. But I had lost my confidence too about managing to run.
However, after a bit of head gremlin fighting I got my shoes on this morning and actually managed 28 mins (I had been doing week 8 for several weeks due to injury etc before being ill and wasn't sure I would manage it but decided if I aimed for where I had last been I could always do less if I couldn't manage) BUT I did manage it!!! Can't believe it! I added a wee hill which was almost too much so I think on Wednesday I will do a flatter route.
I really want to do week 9 next week. Realising that really all that is stopping me is me and the gremlins in my head - sometimes they take some fighting.
Thanks for all your posts on here as they kept me from giving up entirely.