After I graduated, I signed myself up for a 10k almost immediately to keep the motivation. That 10k was on the 8th of July (The British 10k in London), and I did it with a friend, both running for CRUK. We raised over £500 and I ran it in 1hr2min which I was *really* happy about (she did it in 51 min, that's beside the point!) Since then I thought that my aim would be to keep running somewhere between 5 and 10k three times a week - perhaps a nice range of 5, 7.5 and 10. That was the plan.
Since then my motivation appears to have tanked! Without a goal in mind I find it much easier to quit, something I never did before. My runs have dropped from 7.5...to 5... to just now at 2.5k! I feel really dispirited. On this last run, all of 5 minutes ago, I could blame the heat or the fact that I was running a bit too fast, but I've managed both heat running and learned to cope with fast running (ie realize I'm going too fast so slow down) before.
Any other graduates had this problem? Any advice gratefully appreciated. This has ruined this lovely sunny evening for me... how can I feel sucg like a failure after successfully doing both C25K and a 10k race?!