2 weeks after the hot water cylinder cracked pouring hot water thought the ceiling at 5am we finally got hot water back on on Friday, yay! An hour or so later I'm proud to say I got straight back to work on my couch to 5k journey. I wasn't really sure where to start, I didn't want to slip back unnecessarily or push myself too hard after 2 weeks not running, so I opted to just put some of my own music on, run at my usual speed and see how I got on. 2 weeks ago I'd just finished week 7 so I'd done 4 x 25 minute runs and that seemed a reasonable time to aim for. I managed 25 minutes but I didn't feel I had enough energy left to speed up for the final minute (as I had before I stopped) or to add the extra 3 minutes required for week 8.
Although some weeks have been really challenging I have been encouraged by always being able to complete the runs and keep on moving forward through the weeks (not that I would have believed myself capable of that when I started). Now I'm torn over what to do tomorrow - give week 7 another run through and make sure I'm ready to move on or give week 8 a try and risk not being able to complete the run. I don't want to repeat unnecessarily but I don't want to fail either!