I've not posted for a while...
When I graduated, early September, I moved on to Parkruns plus 2 other runs per week, in preparation for my first ever race - the Bournemouth Marathon Festival 5k on 3rd October.
I got very disheartened at how I was getting very tired and felt really heavy during my runs, rather than getting stronger and faster.
Then it all fell into place: I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4 days before my big race!
A lovely friend ran the event with me, and spurred me on when I was more than ready to quit, and I'm delighted to report that I ran the whole thing. Slow, but I did it!
I've had a horrible time since then, and am devastated that the fatigue is preventing me from running. I don't even want to walk at the moment. My poor beautiful running shoes sit sad and forlorn and make me want to cry.
So I've decided to go back to Laura for help, and start again, perhaps not from the beginning, but I hope that the W3/4 runs may be about right to stop me pushing myself too hard, but will allow me to see my progress (if I can make any!)
My GP is a runner, and is all for me getting back to regular runs as soon as I feel able, but with the proviso that I am flexible with my goals. If I need to walk, I'm to call it "interval training".
Looking forward to being able to share my runs with you all again... soon! X