After completing Couch to 5k but not sticking with running I realised I needed goal.
I signed up for a 10k in May but unfortunately with a month of birthdays and celebrations beforehand my I fell off the wagon and although I completed yhe run, it was very stop start and I was disappointed in myself.
I signed up to Run to the Beat (today) and resolved to train. I had to take a month off due to injury but threw myself back in to it and 2 weeks ago completed the training programme managing 9.44k in 60 mins on the first go.
More so than doing 5k I realised that now I was beginning to enjoy running, I could not believe I could run without stopping for that long!
I even managed 3 runs whilst on holiday which has never happened before. I was all geared up for a serious attempt at 10k in 1 hour.
Until I got home from holiday on Thursday and came down with a cold and cough. After struggling through several sleeoless nights, shivering and over heating I woke this morning with the realisation that I am simply not going to make the run.
Part of me feels like a failure, that if I could just drag myself to the start line I could do it, but deep down I know my chest is so congested I doubt I could run for 5 mins (it took me 15mins to walk from the car yesterday and its a 2min walk !!!).
I also feel in a different way that I have taken a huge step by acknowledging that it is a run to far. I am just soooooo gutted that all my training has gone to waste.
I have just booked a place for a 10k in February to try and keep my motivation going, hell I even get a free beanie!! If I can keep going through the winter months I think I will have cracked this running lark.
Sorry for the rant, was just feeling so disappointed ;-(