Firstly I want to thank everyone for your kind words and advice on Wednesday when I posted about my lack of motivation towards running and my general anxiety issues - I read them all and while I didn't reply to everyone individually I appreciate them all, and you are all wonderful people!
So...I didn't run on Wednesday at all, and I set alarms for both Thursday and Friday morning but didn't go out on either of those days. I just wasn't feeling it and thought there was no point in going out unless I was invested in what I was about to do.
This morning I set an alarm, and actually did get up and get ready - go me!
So out I headed (nervously, I will admit) to do run 2 of week 7.
Now, run 1 didn't go great - I finished it - but it was a struggle. I think it was worse because I was running out on the streets and did a couple of small(ish) hills towards the end. With that in mind I headed to the nearby country park where I know there is a super flat road that I have previously run on (the only way I made it through the dreaded W5R3!) and started my warm up walk.
When Laura told me it was time to run I wasn't all that prepared for it but I started my shuffle and guess what? I DID IT!!! I had a brief 10 second break around 5 minutes in when I was accosted by a friendly dog, but I ran an extra 20ish seconds into my cool down walk to make up for it!
I won't say it was easy, but it was easier than run 1 and I'll take that as a win, especially considering how hot it was even though it was pre-8am in Scotland!
I know I'll have to get used to running on an incline but for now I'm happy trying to build up my stamina on fairly flat roads and once I've got a bit more experience under my belt I'll try tackling something a bit steeper!
If feel like I might have my mojo back now, so if I carry on running every 2nd day like I did before my meltdown I should hopefully be coming back here 2 weeks today to tell everyone I've graduated! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!