I've been rather absent from this forum for a few weeks I must admit, I unexpectedly took a short break from C25K for 2 weeks or so due to some bad news in the family and I had to go back up to mum dad's to focus on other things. I came back home after a week and a half and had lost all motivation, but forced myself to re-do the week I had completed before I left (6 or 7... I cant remember which). It went OK but after that I haven't been as religious with my one rest day between and it's actually ended up being 3 sometimes 4 between runs. I completed week 8 yesterday which went well, I was tired but no more so than any other run I've done and I completed it so it obviously wasn't impossible for me. I just can't help but feel like it doesn't feel as good as I thought it would. Before the family issue I was running religiously and even though it was hard I felt amazing after each run and was looking forward to moving on to the next week. I don't know why but I now feel like the runs are a chore and I'm doing them because if I don't I feel guilty. Maybe it's because I'm so close to the end and there aren't more weeks to strive for? (I know after graduation it's ideal to work on your 5k timing, but perhaps it's the repetitiveness I'm worried I'll be bored of). The family issue is on my mind constantly also and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to give me that spark back with running. I always hated running before, so realistically I'm super proud of myself for being able to run for 28 minutes non-stop, I struggled with 60 seconds at the beginning so it proves it's not the programme that's not right, I think it's just my mentality. I'm so close to the end and I'd hate for my own bogged down mind to not be as grateful to graduate as I'd have hoped it would have 10-11 weeks ago.