Two weeks after completing W5 and one week after an abandoned (W6 R1 due to niggley, achey problems with my foot) I'm finally back on it!
Decided I would try again earlier this evening, the having felt no pains or aches since last Sunday when I went swimming. Not sure if this was just coincidence or if swimming actually helped. I wasn't looking forward to running, wasn't even sure I wanted to try. I could quite easily have returned to my couch potato days.
I gave myself a pep talk, thought of the great sense of achievement felt at the end of each run, thought about my brand new pair of shoes just crying out to be worn and lastly, thought about that shiny graduation badge I covert so much.
I knew it wouldn't be easy, I've read all your posts about the struggles of W6 and my goodness you were so right. It was worse than I thought, not only did I struggle keeping my breathing under control, my legs felt more tired than on any previous run. I did finish, stopping just a few seconds during the walk phase to slacken my laces. My foot seems ok, a few twinges since I got home but I'm beginning to think I'm more than a little paranoid about it.
I will behave and rest tomorrow then, all being well, do R2 on Sunday.
Happy to be back 😊