Hi all you fellow runners, I haven't posted for a while, having moved back to Egypt into a new apartment and starting a new job, it has been a mad time ... things haven't gone quite to plan for various reasons and it has been pretty stressful. I won't even go into all the ins and outs of it! Anyway, today was particularly irritating. I decided to go to the gym and run .. all those stresses and strains seemed to melt away on the treadmill and I was happy to manage 32 minutes - had quite a few 15 min runs recently where I felt just exhausted and couldn't do more - I think acclimatising to the heat again plus new job, new flat all getting on top of me. I decided to have a week's rest from running, and do some swimming instead and then came back to it today. Very very happy to complete 32 mins and actually felt like I could have done even more! So, I think today's message, if you feel like you are failing, maybe slow down a bit (as I did today) and give yourself a break (as I had) and remember that a good run will not leave you with the energy to worry too much about anything! Egypt is severely letting me down at the moment, but running is not
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