Really struggling this week. As you may know, I graduated last week, which was a big personal achievement for me. But on Monday I bravely (or foolishly) attempted the Speed podcast: I sort of got to the end of the podcast, walking and stumbling most of the way through. Lots of you were very encouraging (big thank you!), which is why I'm sort of reaching out for some more advice and support, please, as this morning's run was even worse....!
So. This morning, dragged myself out of bed at 6, out of the door by 6.30, reveling in the fact that it wasn't raining (amazing, I know!) and prepared to be a little more realistic with my runs by opting for the Stepping Stone podcast as someone on here suggested. Oh dear! Once again, I could barely keep up with the brisk warm up walk. And then for the run. Well. I tried valiantly. I did. For the first ten minutes at least, and then I REALLY started struggling, I think psychologically more than anything. At the 15 minute mark I suddenly stopped - I didn't intend to, but my brain seemed to have had enough and rebelliously sent a message to my legs to stop this 150 bpm running lark and slow down to a rather feeble walk (I tell you, the French have nothing on my brain when it comes to spontaneous strikes). I'm trying to tell myself that at least I managed 10 or 15 minutes, and at least it wasn't raining....but in honesty I'm feeling increasingly disheartened. Is anyone else struggling post-graduation?
Someone on here suggested redoing the Cto5k program, but jogging slowly through the walking sections and upping the pace for the running bits. So I'll give that a go next. But first I feel I really need to get another 30 minute run, however slow, under my belt just to prove to myself that my graduation wasn't a complete fluke and I'm not a total failure.
Oh, but did I mention...? IT'S NOT RAINING!!!