I guess life just gets in the way. These past couple of weeks, our sons (3yrs and 9months) have been giving us a hard time. I'm used to getting up at 5am and heading out for my runs 3 times a week but as I said, for the past couple of weeks (or perhaps the last month), the littl'un will be up in the night for a few hours cooing and playing. It's nice and all, but when you've had 3-4 hours sleep, going out for a run before work isn't high on the list.
And if it's not the youngest keeping us awake at night, it's the eldest up at half 4 ready to start the day.
So for one reason or another, my runs have been very sporadic. I worked out yesterday (according to my runkeeper stats), in June, I ran a total of 43km, July saw me run 69km and then August has had a lowly 24km. I know it's 24km more than I would have run before I started C25K 4 months ago but it's still hard.
The runs have been very sporadic too. I'll go out for a run one morning, and then nothing for a week, then have another run, feel the pain, leave it 10 days etc etc.
But it stops here.
My first race, a 10k is in 8 weeks time. I've printed off the Bupa 10k plan and pinned it to my wall. I thought the first week would be easy so I tried it yesterday. 15min run, 2 min walk, 15 min run. I managed 13minutes of the first part, a 4minute walk and then 3 minutes of the second before skulking home.
I felt exhausted, hot and I could feel my heart going 10 to the dozen but I'm determined not to let this get the better of me.
My next run is tomorrow, another 15m x 2m x 15m and I'll stick to a less hilly area this time.
I so desperately want to get back into running, I enjoyed it, I felt good and enthusiastic about it but this last month, with the kids, with the heat, with the lack of motivation and being bored with routes on my doorstep, it's been hard.
Let's see what tomorrows run brings!