I’m not saying I’ve cruised through week 1 – 3 but I did keep to schedule. The other week I started on week 4 and failed miserably. I trotted through the first 3 minutes and on the first run I managed the first 5 minutes but then just conked out. I don’t think it was my pace as I’ve learnt to accept I’m ultra slow on week 3.
The day after this epic fail I was struck down with a bug, which wiped me out of energy and motivation for the week. Finally, after I rest I joined my friend at the weekend for a light jog. I really struggled to keep up any kind of stamina.
I know its head game this running lark and I think that my head is not in it, all my confidence in myself has gone. I know what I need to do to improve – join the running club my mate belongs to and finally invest in some decent trainers. But I just feel like I need to complete week 4 before I can think about doing this, and completing week 4 feels like a massive hurdle to me right now. It all feels just too challenging.
I can’t believe what a difference a bad week has made. A fortnight ago I felt strong and motivated.
What can I do to get back there?