Hello - first proper post here, but I've been reading along and absorbing all the helpful info here for a while.
Sometimes, this time of year (Christmas, New Year, plus my birthday in a week's time) can feel like a bit of a slog - just a stressful series of hurdles to get past and then hopefully get back to normal. This year hasn't really been the best, and all in all, I felt kind of low when I woke up this morning. But I'd planned to run, so I ran.
I really struggled a bit with week 6, and ended up doing the third run twice - but you know what? Today I had a really good run, despite the drizzle and the iron-grey skies (I quite liked them actually). I didn't feel like I wanted to stop and go home, it was peaceful and quiet, and some favourite songs came up on my playlist. Sticking to this thing, doing all those runs, has actually made me stronger. I know - weird, right?
Apparently, if you practise things, you get better at them - a lesson it's only taken me 42 years and 51 weeks to learn.
So there you go, a vaguely positive thing to take into 2019. Unfortunately I forgot to change the miserable face on the app to a smiley (or at least indifferent) one before I saved it but we'll pretend I did.