OMG what a disaster. I graduated a few months ago, and have been happily running in a free and easy way.
I discovered the joys of using hills, run easily up and sprint hard down and your times improve and you don't get knackered. I have enjoyed runnig in "la Bell France". I ran on sand and it was like the training montage in Rocky III. Apollo Creed had it right because when I returned I took my favourite 6km run and knocked 3 minutes off my personal best. I have felt like I have stood on the shoulders of giants, but this week has been hell.
I last ran about 2 weeks ago. I missed a run because of work, then I went drinking with my mate the night before his wedding, and woke up feeling a little (well alot) hung over. So no running, then after the wedding I was again hung over again, so no run.
Then it started raining, and it didn't stop. I have been working nights dealing with the flooding in Sussex.
So this week I have been out twice, and ok cracked off 2 5km runs but the times were rubbish.
But hey ho forget it and trot on. I'm going running at the weekend, I have a long route planned. I have my fathers day presents of a water bottle and lycra compression pants - gentlemen I really recommend this for the man chaffing.
So I'm back and need a little pickup, as I have a half marathon in August and I really need to get back, so I thought who can help, well of course my running chums here!