I have just taken up running again having lost my confidence in my running ability over the last twelve months. Although I am quite active I have gained weight and I want to be able to run/jog freely again.
I need to combine my running sessions with exercising my two border collies so the first part of any training session needs to be a walk with the dogs on leads.
Once I can release the dogs (which are very well behaved) I can begin training BUT this necessitates me 'running' up a bridleway which zigzags up a steady incline to the top of a hill. It's beautiful, it's shady but it is tough. I have managed to complete the three training sessions of the first week but I have sweated buckets and I am quite anxious about 'upping my game' in week 2. - I am not sure whether the fear of running up the bridleway is worse than the physical act of running up it. I have regularly walked up this bridleway for 10 years. I really need to 'conquer' it.
Please wish me luck next week!!!!