Suddenly realised I hadn't posted anything since graduating 3 weeks ago!
Although I have added a few comments to some posts.
The first 2 weeks after graduating were difficult. This was mainly due to life getting in the way (elderly parents hospital appointments etc) and I only managed two 30 min runs in each week.😕
But, I kept reading the posts on this forum and some kind soul wrote somewhere that any run was better than nothing!🙂
Then finally, last week I had a clear week - Hurrah 😀
I set off on the Monday for my first 30 min run of the week and waited for the first 10 mins to pass so I could get into my rhythm..... Didn't happen😕
Ran for a further 7 minutes before I finally found my pace. I was intending to increase my time by a few minutes, but by the time 30 mins was up I was grateful that run was over!
I came home, sat down with a cuppa & read some of the postings on this forum. Suddenly, I read one that said not every run is good and that we all have "bad" runs from time to time!!!
Just as I read that posting the post run energising "glow", that I experience after every run, kicked in!!!😃 Thank goodness, I thought I was losing my mojo!
The remaining 2 runs of last week were as good as always but then, yesterday, I had the same lethargic experience.
Remembering what had happened the week before I plodded on, focusing on that rush of energy & satisfaction that would follow afterwards. And I was not disappointed!
Even though the run itself was "Meh😬" the buzz and glow that I felt afterwards made it all worthwhile! I couldn't sit still all day!
I think I have worked out the problem though. Up until yesterday, I had been repeating Wk 9 (as I like the periodic encouragement from the trainer) but yesterday I installed Map My Run which showed that my pace had increased, and I hadn't realised!
So, it's back to slow, slow and slower for me! 🐢🏃🐢🏃
Have a good week everyone!😎