After completely surprising myself and completing W5 without any hiccups, including the dreaded 20 minute run, I was really up for getting started on W6 and have spent all day looking forward to getting into the gym after work.
However, I guess that two solid days of overseeing / pitching in with office moves probably wasn't the best recovery / preparation. I have literally spent the two days on my feet and walking up and down corridors carrying various pieces of kit etc.
Get in the gym tonight and one leg was feeling slightly uncomfortable, rightly or wrongly I tried to persevere and made it through to the end of the 8 minute interval but as I was getting nearer to the start of the final run it was getting harder and harder to even put weight on my leg so I had no option to give up.
I know I have done the right thing but am so disappointed as apart from a few stiff muscles I haven't really experienced any pain through the programme so far, but I guess it highlights the importance of us beginners (especially if like me they are overweight and unfit) having that day of rest inbetween. The fact that one of my colleagues who was also in there said 'I'm surprised to see you in here after what you've been up to today' was probably a bit of a clue that i hadn't prepared properly!!!!
So I guess the treatment plan is a hot bath, some ibuprofen and making sure I find myself a nice sitting down job to do tomorrow and try again on Thursday :o)