Getting grumpy!

Never thought I'd say this, but my work (albeit physically demanding in itself) has totally stopped me doing any exercise at all (no running, no gym) for several days and I'm getting really grumpy about it - it feels like forever and I worry that I will have already lost fitness and that I'll struggle even more to be able to do that W5R3 that I've already practiced once! I have a session booked with my personal trainer tomorrow and have asked him to try to encourage me with my running instead of the usual core exercise stuff we do. Wish me luck, and also wish good luck to my PT in trying to encourage me: we'll both need it!!!!!


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  • We don't lose fitness that quickly, fortunately! We lose the belief in ourselves far quicker and far more easily.

    I can empathise totallly,as can many of us. Not work with me..but two bouts on the IC and then weather conditions.

    But despite any misgivings I may have had and having shaken off a nasty attack of the grumplies..I was out there again this morning and am, oh so slowly plodding my way back up to where I want to be ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your work..physially demanding? That will have try to get your mind back on track.The run is planned..your PT is going to help..and you are going to do that run 3.

    Steady,slow and focussing on the amazing progress you have made so far.

    When you do the run..relax into stress or thought of speed or distance. One strong step after the other.

    We believe in you..and are looking forward to your post on completion ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You're right about that belief in yourself ... at my stage in this running journey it's distinctly fragile!! It's been far too big a gap for my liking. A good sign, though, is that I'm getting grumpy about it.

  • Yep... that is the bit that lets you know that you are a runner...:)

    You can do this.. believe you can and you're halfway there :)

  • Yes yes yes... everything Oldfloss said!๐Ÿ˜Š

  • It's tough when life comes between us and our plans; like other's have said, you don't lost fitness that quickly and your PT will hopefully get you back on track body and soul tomorrow.

  • I faind that work puts such a crimp on one's day! ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜. It's vastly overrated int it ๐Ÿ˜€ Still, if it keeps the roof over your head there ain't much you can do except get out as often as possible.

    It makes us all grumpy! You ain't alone ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Personal trainer! Wow ๐Ÿ˜€ You can be your own personal trainer and kick your own arse as needs be

    Have fun ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Wish my personal trainer was a lady, then having my arse kicked would be more appealing!!

  • A gap is more mental than physical - you won't decline that much in a few days. There's peeps on this Forum who've been off months and get back into it. If you are motivated enough you'll overcome whatever decline there's been (if any), you just need patience and perhaps drop back a couple of sessions. Good luck and happy running!

  • Oh dear - it sounds to me like you've a very nasty case of the running bug. It's pretty much permanent, I'm afraid, and you'll find yourself getting very twitchy if you are prevented from running from now on! Unfortunately people on this forum are very inconsiderate and keep passing it around!

    Don't worry too much about missing a week - you may find you run better, weirdly enough - your legs have time to do some serious repair & build some running muscle rather than just doing a bit of light recovery - or at least that is how I think about it. In any case, I do better after a three day break than my normal one or two day one, usually (my work can be a pain in the running as well!)

    Can't wait to see your post W5R3 post. Happy running!

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