I've got it back... my running mojo that is!
After having a stomach bug then going on holiday for a week (altho I did run twice while away), I found it hard to get back in a routine with my running when I got home.
I did W6R3 on Wednesday which went fine, but I just didn't feel the high after running and I was all a bit discombobulated.
I planned to go out Friday morning.. even had my running kit on at one stage, but I made excuses and dithered and ended up getting back into normal clothes. Felt really guilty all day about it.
So this morning I was determined to get out there and smash W7R1. I set my alarm for 7am... yes, 7am on a Saturday morning!!! I was out the door in no time and it went absolutely fine despite the wind and rain. I was a bit pleased really as it meant I could wear my shower proof running jacket I got off Mountain Warehouse in the sale. It did the job admirably!
Was on a high afterwards. Am still going slow and probably averaging 9min/km which means it would take me 45 mins to do a 5km if my maths is correct. It's hard to tell because I turn on Map My Run before the 5 min walk and then run and then turn it off after the 5 min warm down. Not that my run is much quicker than my walk to be honest.
I know, I know, it's not all about pace at this stage, it's just important to do the time. I'm slow and steady plodder.
I read some posts before I went out for my run this morning and that helped to inspire me to get out there. I miss this place when I don't visit but have had a really busy couple of days since coming back from hols.
It's nice to be back and to have my mojo back