I completed wk 2 day 1 this morning.The holidays and the wet have put me of schedule just a tad. Although I have been walking between 3.5- 5 km.
In my case it is all too easy to fall of the wagon.... A busy day, an upsetting conversation, just feeling tired, the never ending to- do-list. It doesn't seem to take much to throw me off. I've experienced a challenging number of years and feel as though my reserves to deal with the day-to-day stresses of everyday life have been depleted... But all this shouldn't prevent me from getting my trainers on and taking 30 minutes for myself - should it?
I tend to wake up around 5 am and after mulling over it for a while decided that the wind howling outside was too strong to face. 6.30 am i'm drinking my tea and hear the refuse truck outside- have to make a dash outside with my recycling bags. It's still dark outside, slight drizzle and a substantial wind. A refuse collector wishes me 'happy new year'- and I marvel at his good spiritedness. I walk indoors pull on my trainers , pick up my keys and leave the house.
Wk 2 day 1 longer running intervals, but fewer sets- which I prefer. Nicer to countdown from 6 sets rather than last weeks 8. Paced myself carefully from the start so that I was able to run all sets for the full 90 seconds, albeit very slowly.
And the truth of it is - getting my trainers on and stepping outside the front door was the most difficult part of the run - how crazy is that?