I did my first run of week four on Tuesday and came across my first incorrigible little gremlin on my shoulder. I've been reading about peoples gremlins and I'm glad that I've finally met mine, it's nice to know what I'm dealing with. I'm going to call mine Boris and he's a tricky little bugger.
He cropped up on my last five minute run, my legs were tired but not to the point of stopping, and I've definatly been in more discomfort on previous runs and pressed on. But something in my mind wasn't working with my body on Tuesday and I had to really argue with myself to carry on going for pretty much the entire run. The thought of finishing was what kept me going, but instead of patting myself on the back I was preoccupied with what had changed for this run to be so unpleasant from the other runs. Maybe the mental block of "Five minutes, arrggghhh" was too much to ignore, but then I know that bad runs can happen and that there's no logic behind it most of the time.
Anyway, rant over and feeling better after having a rest day to really look back on what I've achieved. Roll on the run tonight