SO last night after finishing a 12h shift of days it was time for week 4 run 2. I got in the accommodation and thought right lets go get changed, so up the 3 flights of stairs to my room I go and walk in. I go to get changed, sit on the bed and then the excuses go through my head.
1) I am so tired after having 4/5h sleep for the last few nights, and swapping from night shift to day shift ........ brain kicks in, you did 18h on shift in a 24h period on monday, had 4h sleep then did a 12h shift and still managed w4r1 on tuesday night so thats no excuse.
2) But the gym is back down those 3 flights of stairs and then I have to come up them again.......brain kicks in again, and so is the laundry where you have to drop your clothes into anyway as they are muddy
3) But I haven't drunk enough today ..... brain kicks in once again, so have a cup of water, go for a run, come back and have another one before your shower and bed!
SO I listen to the brain being sensible and go back down the 3 flights of stairs, drop off my laundry and go do w4r2 and manage a new best distance of 3.14km. I was shattered when I finished and those 3 flights of stairs back up were horrible but it felt good knowing I had done it :). I know the distance isn't the main thing but I am doing my duke of Edinburgh diamond award and one of my challenges is to run 5km. If I manage it my friends will sponsor me, hence the pushing myself every other day while I have been here.