Well, I finally managed to do W3R3 this morning, so can officially say I am a third of the way through the programme! Huzzahs all round.
This morning's run was quite a hard one, but I think that's just because I've got other stuff going on at the moment so wasn't really concentrating on the run but worrying about everything else - I wasn't in the best of moods this morning (my side is playing up more than usual which is making everything more challenging and making me frustrated etc, as well as exam stress, lack of sleep, yadda yadda yadda), so that definitely didn't help either. Didn't get my usual sense of elation/satisfaction at finishing the run either, but again, I think that can be put down to my distraction at the moment.
My next run is supposed to be Tuesday (coincidentally, the day of my first exam... D:), but because I'm going to have to be sat for 3 hours straight both Tuesday and Wednesday (which my side reeeeeeally doesn't appreciate), I'm thinking it might be best to run in the evening, rather than the morning? Especially as I've noticed it's been getting more tender after each run, though I don't know if that's the running or the fact I've been sat at my desk for over 12 hours every day for the last 3 weeks revising? I've got to take my painkillers before my exams anyway (seriously, my side does not appreciate sitting still for long periods of time... And it's the only way I'll be able to get through the exam), so I'm thinking the potential of a little additional discomfort from a run Tuesday evening should be covered by those anyways? I don't know... I don't really want to pause for a week during exams, especially as I feel like if I stop I'll find it harder to start again and I really want to try and complete this, in spite of my side (or perhaps to spite my side, I'm not quite sure at this point :P). It doesn't hurt during the runs either, normally just afterwards, but I don't know if that's just because I'm not focusing on it? The same thing happened when I was in my Uni musical this Easter - while on stage/during the show, it was fine because I was concentrating on something else/had the adrenaline of the show etc, but afterwards I could barely move because I'd moved too much during the show... Which is possibly an indication I should stop doing things like that, but I'm only 24, and I love my drama stuff, and (shock horror!) I'm actually learning to love running. I don't want to have to give up that as well.
Sorry, this post turned out a bit longer and more self-pitying than I had anticipated ^-^" Just feeling a bit fed up and despondent at the moment I guess. Ho hum
Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday