September 8th I ended up at A&E with a leg infection and was told to rest for a minimum of two weeks. I was absolutely gutted. I had just completed W8R2 and things were going well. From hardly being able to run for 30 seconds without seroius breathing problems, I was managing to complete 28 minutes still with 2 lungs intact.
Two week's rest is a long, long time when you are itching to get going again. Then the day comes when you are 'officially' allowed to resume things and what happens? You're too terrified to 'go for it'.
I'm ashamed to say its taken me 4 days to pluck up the courage to start running again!
I really couldn't decide whereabouts to start off again, restart W8? go back further ? Anyway in the end I let my body have the final say and I just started running. And I am SO chuffed, as I managed 28 minutes and so have effectively started up where I left off and have now run W8R3. So to anyone out there who has a bit of a set back, DON'T GIVE UP. Our bodies are amazing things and never cease to surprise us. Role on week 9!