Evening lovely runners,
As the title says, I had a bit of a struggle with this one. Multiple reasons combining to make it difficult: (Warning, moaning coming up...!)
Particularly busy shift at work immediately pre-run - I do a physically demanding job so was really tired. Also feel like I might have a bit of a cold coming on - kids have got colds and none of us are sleeping well because of it. I bashed my thigh on a piece of equipment yesterday and have a hefty bruise which seemed to seize up and ache when I ran. And it was too hot.
My legs felt heavy from the off - even my warm-up walk felt a bit lack-lustre and I started wondering if I should be doing it at all. A couple of minutes in I felt ok but just low on energy. When Laura said "5 minutes gone" I was tired and hot but managing, but after a few more minutes I was starting to struggle. I got to the 20 minute mark and then was desperate for the end. I did make it to 25 minutes, and was so relieved to finish. There was no spring in my step as I did my cool-down walk.
I'm very glad I pushed through but it wasn't much fun at all. I have two rest days before my next run so hopefully I'll do better then.
Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated