Today I was still sore from W4R3 last Saturday, even with that day's break, and frankly more than a little disheartened anyway, having found W4R3 so very hard. I started out today having decided to give myself an extra day's break but then started getting very cold feet about that idea. I was really worried that if I took another day off my running I would just not start again, ever. Coincidences then starting happening, so maybe there are angels as well as gremlins ... Heart FM played some of my running music tracks, my young friend (a marathon runner - don't you just love people like her ?????) came up on my phone app as having done a 40 minute run this morning after dropping her daughter off at school. I compromised and went to the gym and onto the dreadmill. I had a bash at W5R1, didn't quite make it, reached only half way through the third running interval despite slowing down lots and lots. Not sure if it's physical (heart rate monitor said I had pretty well reached my maximum recommended level) or mental ... I think now after a long shower, water and a pile of fruit that it's mental, so I'm cross with myself. Never mind I think I can do this one, maybe 2 more attempts to get there but YES. Bitter sweet today.