Set out on my run today and couldn’t do it. It was hot. My ex husband won’t let me talk to 12 yo running buddy (another 11 days before she’s home) and had sent me a nasty message just before I set out and there were soldiers training everywhere I looked ... feeling a bit flat and despondent now ... how did I graduate only 10 days ago yet couldn’t run today?!
Couldn’t do it : Set out on my run today and... - Couch to 5K
You pretty much just answered that. Stress screws up just about every function your body has to screw up. It’s notoriously bad for weight loss and I think the same mechanisms make running harder as the fat to carb to glucose system doesn’t work properly. Get some relaxation in. Soldiers I don’t think you can do much about. If you need to wait for her, 11 days is not so bad, then withdraw telephone contact for a month... no, that’s lowering yourself to his level. Just do some other workouts in to stay strong.