...for support, as right now I feel like I am getting none in "real" life. This morning I had my week 5 run 1 planned, and I was looking forward to it. Woke up pre-menstrual and a wee bit grumpy - calf muscles still a bit achy from last run. Mentioned this to my partner as I was getting my running gear on (him still languishing in bed at 7:30am), and his response? "Maybe running's not for you?"
Really didn't need to hear that, and for the first 5 min run it was going round and round my head. That and my sister saying "I bet you only last a few weeks and then give up when winter kicks in".
Well, I smashed W5R1 and ran and ran. At a nice steady pace. I enjoyed it and came back feeling positive. It IS for me.
I don't think he meant to upset me, and it could be that he was trying reverse psychology (risky move), and he has made me breakfast so I forgive him. But it is all too easy to doubt yourself when you first start running, so you don't need it from elsewhere. I am just grateful I can come here for honesty and positivity! 😘