It's been a while, folks...
My last run was Jan 31st, and I was building toward 10k with a plan that had me running 12 mins then one min off, four reps. Then the miseries got me. I put on half a stone in two weeks, couldn't get out the door... Somehow had a massive mental block which stopped me going out for a run and berated myself for not going out for a run, doubling the despair. My various health issues flared up combined with a stomach bug and more misery. Ended up at the doc's, have an apt with the rheumatologist at the end of April and on mood meds.
So this morning I was out walking the dogs when I suddenly thought, just go to week one. Even though your last run was 48 mins, go to week one. And with that, I put on my gear and out I went into the beautiful crisp cold sunny morning, a big smile on my face. I really, really RAN those 60 second bursts. I felt great and even though I was glad it was only the eight reps of a minute each, I had gone out into the day (very hard when my blues are at their worst) and enjoyed running again. Feel like a snake who slept all winter then shed her skin and is all shiny new. I felt so powerful during the running bursts, too. Whoopee! Fantastic to have a break from the despondency of feeling my joints deteriorate!
I think I will plan to run each new run from the programme, so my next will be the week 2, and so on, only repeating them if I feel the need. Woohoo! Maybe I will even get back to my 5 to 10k plan!