I am just back from a really awful parkrun: my second and in 50mph gusts it was just nasty! I had to walk at around 25mins and from there on at intervals. My son (in photo) also found it tough.
I have therefore decided that I will not graduate today as I’d hoped: Christmas food & drink has made running this week really hard work and I haven’t completed one of my three 30min runs without having to walk at some point. It doesn’t help that it’s hard to find a flat route where I live unless I drive somewhere so the hills have finished me off this week. I’m disappointed but my small victory today was that I nearly stopped my parkrun with a lap to go, but I made myself keep going and completed it, only 3mins slower than last week.
My plan now is to have several days proper rest and re-do week 9 into the New Year, possibly even going back to week 8 again, it depends how I feel. I will be doing a ‘run the year’ challenge whereby I plan to run a minimum of 20miles per month so I’m not quitting!
I hope everyone has a happy and peaceful New Year! 🥂💕🏃♂️