Completed week 6 feeling fantastic and very proud of myself. Later that day a fitness instructor friend of mine (who doesn't know i run) made fun of how slow a client of hers is and realised the person goes at about the same pace as me and for some reason that really got in my head.
W7R1 i didn't quite finish but thought 24 minutes was decent going and put shortfall down to being tired and not optimally hydrated...then left it 5 days till run 2. Nothing went quite right. I think i started off too fast and couldn't find my pace. My trousers with pockets are too heavy for the nicer weather and the bumbag i ordered is in postal purgatory so i was wearing what turned out to be a very uncomfortable bag. My calves got really really tight and painful. I stopped a little over halfway through. Did a week two run to finish off so i wouldn't feel like i had bottled out completely but just feeling a bit rubbish. And very silly for having my confidence knocked so easily!
Any tips for a) regaining confidence b) tight calves c) ways to go back to week 7 without just banging my head against a wall?
EDIT because this is continuing ot get replies (thanks!) - I did run 2 again, successfully, and posted about it. Thanks again for all advice and support!