So I graduated in October proudly. I have certainly never felt prouder of a fitness achievement than this. Over the winter months I have found it difficult running in the dark alone but found a safe route and stuck to it. Over the months though I have really battled mentally with it. I am hard on myself. I have persevered and the last few weeks have done the three times a week full 5k running and been improving my time but still struggling with stomach cramps etc. I went for a run yesterday and my legs were like lead and for the first time I stopped at 3k. I just found it stupidly hard work. I am beginning to find it a drag not enjoyable.
I am really struggling fitting 3 runs in a week at the moment with work commitments. I do pilates class on a Monday too. Do u think it would be acceptable to do 2 runs a week and pilates or am I going to lose on my running? I feel like I am letting myself down to drop to 2 runs a week for a couple of months just to give me a break physically (hips and runners blisters hold me up a little) and mentally (I put myself under a lot of pressure to run).
I thought when the longer nights begin I can return to 3 times a week when for me I find it so much easier and more motivating.
What do you think?