I hadn't been able to get out for several days, due to working late, and my worry about going out when its so dark as the roads and pavements aren't too good, so today I felt I'd go out regardless of the heavy rain. I was OK to start with, but then came the thoughts; I'd left it too long since my last run, the rain was too heavy, it didn't matter, I could repeat etc etc, and finally I gave in, 18 minutes in. It wasn't a conscious 'I'm going to stop now' but I think I just lost concentration, and stopped. Funnily enough although I'm a bit cross with myself, I'm not as upset as I thought, as I still can't believe that I can run 18 mins and have run 25 before so I know i've got it in me. On the plus side, I did 18 mins without any aching ankle and am not hobbling around like I was after my last 25 mins. Next week is another week.
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