This time last year I ran my fastest 5k for a Remembrance Day run. I ran thinking about those who gave their all and when I started to struggle and think, 'I can't,' the memory of all those who've served spurred me on.
Today, I can't actually remember my last run, although consulting the calendar tells me that it was actually only a couple of weeks ago, but the one before that was over a month ago. I'm sitting here wheezing because of a bad cold but my mojo is temporarily absent, and I'm going away next week, and then I'm away again the week after, so...
My point is (are you still with me? ) that running is always out there. I started C25K in 2012 and I have had periods where I've done very well with my running and periods where I've been on the IC for months, or where I've just been too busy or fed up to fit running into the week. I see posts on here from people who worry that they are too slow (never!), too shy to go out in public (no one is watching you, believe me), concerned that they have missed a week so need to go back to the very beginning (unlikely - try a run and see what happens), aren't getting support from their loved ones (stuff them, you're doing this for you) - but the thing is, people are posting and people are running! Or if they're not running, they are wishing they were!
Running is amazing. We can all do it, in our own time, in our own style and in our own way. I'm not running just now. But I will be.
Happy running, everyone