So why am I doing this to myself ? was the big question this morning as I climbed the 80ft hill which starts a half mile into the route and lasts about a half mile. Doesn't matter where I run round here it will involve at least 3 hills but I have got used to them over the last few weeks and they don't bother me, until this morning. I have no idea why this morning was different except that it was VERY bad. My legs refused point blank to take me all the way up the hill so I walked angrily for about a minute, got going again up and over the hill, legs settled down but I then got a stitch which brought tears to my eyes, which got me quite upset which messed up my breathing, which tightened up my throat and ....yep I had to cut my losses and walk home. Such a downer after Wednesday when I ran 2.4 miles in the 28 minutes.
I am on my 4th attempt at this running plan since May (injuries and an unplanned trip abroad scuppered my first 3) and am seriously doubting now that I have the motivation to keep doing this. I have real a real battle within the first 5 minutes of every run getting my legs to settle down and it's putting me off going out there. At the moment the only thing that keeps me going is that I have signed up to do a 5k charity run at the end of this month and I'm too much of a wimp to let them down.
I actually feel better now that I have vented lol
Do you think since i only managed about a mile of running today that I could try this run again tomorrow?