Still on holiday and today is Week 7 Run 3 - I’m still chuffed that I have maintained the program even whilst on holiday so was looking forward to the run this morning.
Well that was short lived - every minute was bad and then the worst thing happened at the 13 minute mark - the gremlins won and I gave up!!!
Walked back to the pool broken and shattered feeling totally demoralised because this was the first time the program had beaten me.
So I was laying on the sun bed and thinking - what did I do different? Well I started the run at a quicker speed than usual which was probably a silly thing to do!
Then my head is buzzing - surely I can go back to the gym now and try again but start slower and build it up? Or should I have a rest day!?
My head won - of I go back to the hotel gym and start off slower - next thing I know I’m half way through and I’m feeling great - so now every minute that passes I increase the speed a little until I get to the 25 minute mark and holy moly I keep running to 28 minutes !
So week 7 done - the gremlins tried to beat me and nearly did but I kicked them back in the goolies by proving that week 8 increased time will not stop me either.
I’m now a grinning like a Cheshire Cat now!