Went to the Races at Goodwood on Tuesday to help my cousin celebrate his 55th birthday. This meant leaving home (Sheffield) at 6:30 in the morning and, as it was my relatives, allowing my husband to drink which meant I did the whole drive back at the end of the day. We got home at about 1am. I just don't seem to recover from this sort of late night like I used to. However I managed to do the 2nd run of Week 6 on Wednesday morning - followed by a nap in the afternoon! Getting back on the diet was harder and I had a big pot of Hagen Das Belgian Chocolate ice cream for tea. Thursday involved lunch out helping a friend celebrate getting a new job, and tea consisted mostly of chocolate and crisps - oops.
However, this morning I got up and completed the 3rd run of Week 6, this being a full 25 minutes. I managed to complete the full 25 minutes and even sped up from continental drift to glacial advancement for the last 1 minute. Laura has said I can call myself a real runner now. This achievement has given me the boost to get back to planning meals properly and eating food that's good for me - although I did seem to run fine on 3 days of sugar and fat ... [stares wistfully into the distance]