It's been a while since I graduated but since then it's been a real struggle to get out to run. I've lost 3 close family members, my brother in November 2014, my mum September 2015 and my husband in June this year. I was married for 43 years and this has been such a sad time for me, my husband died unexpectedly and I have been at a loss these last few months. What made it worse is that we had sold our home just 2 weeks earlier... I am temporarily living with my son and daughter-in-law until the house we are now building is completed. I've managed to get out a few mornings, but the motivation has been really difficult. Thankfully I have continued to read all of the posts and keep at the back of my mind that I need to get moving again. I am planning on getting started again tomorrow morning, early as I can as living in Qld the weather is hot and humid (I know you may envy the weather but trust me it's really hard running with high humidity).
I'm going to go back to probably week 2 as I've put on a fair bit of weight these last few months and I don't want to rush it. I hope to run an 8K race in May so have given myself plenty of time to get back on track. I'm really greatful to have found this community as I can relate to the struggles people have shared, but having a goal in mind will I hope get my fitness level back to what it was.