So I came back from my cruise yesterday. I stopped trying to post updates as the ship's wifi was so flaky, but I didn't stop my runs. I could hear you all yelling at me to keep it up even over the roar of the ocean! In the end, I managed 6 of the possible 7 runs I could have done if I'd run every other day. Where possible, I took to doing my run on the treadmill just before the ship left port as it meant I could use my energy on running rather than trying to stay upright, but I made sure I enjoyed the port first. We had to delay transit for a day across from Iceland to Norway to avoid rough seas in the N Atlantic, so I completed week 4 looking out over Reykjavik. I did week 5 run 1 on a choppy sea day and managed it, but it wasn't much fun, and I decided it would be silly to do run 2 on our final day for the sake of it and end up injuring myself.
Went back to work today, and had pretty much decided I would run tomorrow when I am working from home all day. Then around 5.45 pm after I came home, a weird thing happened - I really wanted to run. So I went off to the gym and did week 5 run 2 and really enjoyed it. I'm sure the final run this week will be a challenge, but I'm not going to let the gremlins get into my head. I did my fair share of eating and drinking all the wrong things on the cruise, but my clothes are still fitting, my husband says I look trimmer, and I think I have come back fitter overall because of the runs. Walks in port were easier than expected too. Now it's back to sensible eating and onwards and upwards. I'm going to stick to the treadmill for now, because it is helping me to pace myself, and I think it will stop me making excuses during the winter when it gets colder and my workload always peaks.
Laura hasn't yet told me I am a runner, but I am starting to feel a bit more like one. Looking forward to being able to read how everyone else is getting on again too. I've missed you! 😀