I can't believe it has been over 5 weeks since I last ran but after doing 4 miles on 19th July I realised I had hurt my hip and it took more than two weeks to get better. By the time I was fit again we were on holiday in Italy and it was far too hot to even consider running although I had taken everything with me with the full intention of going out. When I got home last weekend I just kept putting off setting out for a run - I knew it was going to be hard after such a long break, and if I'm honest, I had just got out of the habit and it was easier to say I'd go another day.
But this morning my daughter and I set off and although we had a few stops and starts and the odd walk to get my breath back, we managed 2 miles and after the tough first mile I started to feel the buzz of running and remembered why I did it.
I'm thinking of going back to week 4 of the podcast to re-build my fitness - what do you think? Do you think I'll be able to just get back to running 5k without re-doing the podcasts or would going back be helpful?