Bad run......but I won't be beaten

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 hereπŸ™‚)

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!

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  • Don't be too disappointed - you did well and your ankle held up. You're back on the time. πŸ‘£πŸƒ

  • You got out and ran. Major success.

  • Ha ha, yes I have those bathroom issues too during runs! I've mastered a mind over body approach, but I'm SO relieved when I get home!

    So don't give yourself such a hard time, be proud that you managed to do 15 minutes post ankle issue and see it as a stepping stone back on to the programme. Any run is always better than no run, but you'll be over this blip soon, I'm sure. Good luck!

  • Thank you .... I'm sure I will overcome this 😳

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