Two weeks ago, I was a finely honed atheleet - competing in a monster race against thousands and thousands of other finely honed atheleets!!
Today I am a big slug - with a sore nose. The sore nose comes from blowing it too much after having a heavy head cold - and the likeness to a slug comes from the fact that I have also been on an 8 day cruise doing what one does on cruises. I WAS going to do some work on the ships treadmill - but my cold put an end to any idea of that so I have done basically nothing physical for 2 weeks - and that is why I am now a big slug!!
BUT -- I HAVE A PLAN!!
Starting next Monday - I am going to do 6 runs , starting with 15x1minrun/1minwalk, next day 10x2minrun/1min walk, next day 6x 4/1, next day 3x8/1 then 2x16/1 and finally 1x33/1. This is to pull myself up by the bootstraps - slowly and gently - until I am once again, that finely honed atheleet and ready to progress forward.
Then I am going to do Jenny Hadfield's 5K Beginner RUN training programme jennyhadfield.com/wp-conten... I will finish that just in time to go on another 2 week cruise to NZ in late October.