Sorry this is a bit me feeling sorry for myself - i expect no sympathy - i will start positive though.
Last week was a brilliant running week:
Monday - 6km nothing eventful
Thursday - first 10km in 1hour 6mins
Sunday 6km - 3 records fastest 1km - 5.51, fastest mile 9.24 and fastest 5km - 30.45
Plus managed to sign up for another 10km race
So i was on cloud nine - plus my partner had graduated - even managed to give him his own shiny green badge (that made the journey to Chile from uk), printed off his certificate and purchased a nice blue top and found a water bottle for him.
This week what a week - what has happened? After Tuesday's run i thought i was just tried from last week nothing to worry about. Today i really just could not be bothered but i still plotted my 10km route - tried searching for my mojo in the usual places - under the bed, in the wardrobe, in the fridge, under the sofa, under the sofa cushions even but with no luck. So out i went without my mojo - i took some money and thought i will treat myself to an iced coffee from that well known coffee shop - no cream of course after my 10km. Well I shouldn't have bothered. It was a nice sunny morning and part form that everything else about my run was a nightmare.
Off i start - calves feel like lead - maybe someone poured concrete in them on monday. Anyway kept going 1.38 - getting warm, long sleeved top off. On a new path today - that good - nice apartments being built - vitacura really is a nice place to live - oops going the wrong direction so get back on the right street - make it the 2nd main running path. Its blocked great - two lady runner appear i will follow them - there is a reason why the path is blocked its full of great big holes! I decide i don't want to squeeze anymore along the path so i head back and do my previous 9km run. I suddenly thought i don't think i can make it - i am only at 4km now and i have been running for 28minutes - i just don't have another 6km in me. I stopped, i thought ok lets just get to 5km- no i couldn't even do that - i sat on the bench in the park guttered and just wanted to have a little sleep.
So no iced coffee for me, no 10km.So i hope you don't mind me sharing my sadness. I was going to try again tomorrow as saturday is hairdressers and heavy rain and of course sunday is cycling day. I have decided not to run until monday now- i think i need a little break for a few days - so Monday i will do 10km before i head off to brazil.