Went out this morning as planned to re-start programme W7R1, full of enthusiasm and pleased to get back out in the fresh air again...... But it wasn't to be! 😞
Did the 5 minute walk, path a bit wet from heavy shower, so was careful not to slip on wet leaves etc.....
As I was returning from ankle injury planned my route to avoid too many inclines and uneven roads... (Being sensible here🙂)
Then Laura voice tells me to start running, so off I go,sun is coming out, black clouds disappearing all feeling great.
But wait..... The ankle strap I've bought to help support is making me feel like I have a massive Boulder in my shoe! Maybe I have it strapped up wrong..... Try to keep going but so uncomfortable, so I pause the music, and take off the added straps. Off I go again..... That feels better.... Quite liking the new route, bit of a change.
Laura's voice comes in at 12.5 minutes, great doing ok, bit slower than I'd like but still going.... Remembering what I had been told in the running shop, don't over stride little steps.
But now.... I feel like I need the bathroom (if you no what I mean😳).....telling myself to keep going ignore it, keep slowing down more, try a minute walking, but as soon as I run again the feeling comes back those bathroom gremlins are here!
So I decide to give up, and take the short cut home, walking as it doesn't feel so bad.😢
I probably managed about 15 minutes of running, which I am telling myself is better than nothing, and better than I would have done a couple of months ago...... But I am frustrated and disappointed.
But on the positive side my ankle feels ok. So I will try again this week to get back to the programme.....and hope the bathroom gremlin doesn't strike again!