I thought I would be so annoyed by my first fail, but I am actually able to laugh about it and fix it for the next time.
Decided at the last minute to go out at 8:30am this morning. The weather was wild; blowing a gale and thundering down with rain. I have blogged a bit about my inability to do morning runs, so why I thought I could do one in these conditions with only a banana and mug of water in my belly is beyond me!
Ran for the first 15 minutes and got slower and slower until I stopped. The wind was hitting me from every direction and each time I turned a corner, it was right back in my face. I still loved the rain but man I HATE the wind!
Walked for around 5 minutes, did another minute half-a**ed attempt at a run, walked again then jogged the last 5 minutes. Calves were like lead, head was not "in the zone" and I think my body was still tucked up in bed!
I had a lot on my mind too and was worried about the house flooding again so I didn't sleep well. I'm not using these as excuses, more factors contributing to my lack of energy and motivation.
Given that I'd commented on how I was sad at the thought of approaching the end of C25K, maybe today's fail was my unconscious way of extending the programme! I'll definitely be graduating into October now but I genuinely feel that running has become a much loved part of my life, so I don't feel the pressure to finish by a certain date.
I'm still glad I went out and gave it a go, and now I'm more motivated than ever to nail my 2nd attempt at W8R3. I'm going back to evening runs for the remainder of the programme!
I hope other people have had more luck and success in this weather than I have had!