I seem to have set my mind on doing "Week 6,5" - Something between Weeks 6 and 7.
I haven't managed to run the 25 minutes today either, but at least this time I know that it's solely up to me not having the willpower. I changed the route a bit: I did half of my usual one, then "connected" it with my usual "darkness-route", and did this one about a fourth.
The problem today wasn't a stitch - didn't get one - or the fact that I didn't find my steps - I did rather quickly. The problem was that I changed the route in a way I would end up at the playground to take pictures I had promised a colleague. Only I timed it wrong and ended up there exactly at the 20 minute mark. Of course I could have gone further and run around the lake or even only up the path and back, but no... I felt myself slowing down on the height of the playground. "No", I told myself as I noticed, "you are not stopping now! There are still 5 minutes left and you know how gutted you felt when you didn't complete the task the past two times!". I sped up a bit... and then slowed down and stopped after three steps. Great.
So that was that. I took the pictures and walked home (about 6 minutes). But hey, at least I managed 20 minutes this time! And I wanted to stick to the Week 7 podcast for this week anyway (also because I only ran twice the past week), until I at least can stick the 25 minutes three times. That's the plan for this week. The next two runs (Thursday and Sunday) I'll do the 25 minutes! Come what may!