So I've been going great guns since starting the c25k mid October, running 3 times a week, even when the wind was howling and it was chucking it down. I was heading towards mid-week 8 on the run up to Christmas, then got struck down with double tonsillitis-ie viral and bacterial. It really knocked me off my feet but I was looking longingly out of the window, excited about getting out there again. For the last week and a half it's been really icy so has stopped me going out and now I've developed a horrible cough, always get it after tonsillitis. This isn't a post to moan, more to confirm what other people have said before - it's just amazing the effects of running on your well being and attitude. In the last 3 weeks of non-running I've been really tired, lacking in focus, eating too much, looking jealously at other runners!! Just gives me even more motivation to get me trainers on again once this blumming ice melts. Here's to a healthy, motivated and energy-filled 2015.