For me, when it came to restarted Couch to 5K, there were no excuses. I was going to force myself out there even when I didn't feel motivated. I was going to go and get this finished. I was going to be ready to do a 5K run in June for charity. I was going to run.
I was a little shocked at how much I came to enjoy running. All my other attempts at C25K had running as something I could take or leave, but this time it came to be something I really loved, something I looked forward to. Of course there were the times when I couldnt be bothered, but once I did it anyway I loved it and felt great.
I was part way through Week Three when I went for a couple of days away in Cardiff. I was going to a concert. It did mean Week Three would technically end at the beginning of Week Four but that didn't matter. I was all set to run when I get back home.
But that became out of the question all because I slipped on a stair. My friend and I were walking down the stairs at the travelodge to go back out on Friday when I missed a step and my ankle went over. A really nice first aider helped me back to our room and gave my ice packs and pillows and Pepsi to help with the shock. And I got through the rest of the holiday.
Back at home and I went to A&E to find out what he damage was. I was informed that it wasn't broken (and that was the only good news) but it was severely sprained. I was told that it might take 6 or even 12 weeks to completely heal. I was told I need to spend as much time as possible with it above hip level to help swelling. I was told I won't be able to run for at least 3-4 weeks if not longer.
I think this is a pretty good excuse to put Couch to 5K on hold, don't you? The problem is I don't want to put it on hold. I don't want to stay at home resting it. I want to get out there, I want to run a little bit further each time. Ii want to revisit the spots I only go through to run. This is going to be a long and horrible time. I hope it heals soon.