I had a trying day at work today, not helped much by PMS to be honest (sorry for tmi!)
So when I got home I was ready for my run. I set out with jog.fm ready for a 25 minute run. I did the first 5minutes and just couldn't get my head around it. Which is strange really because my pace was good and my gait comfortable. My legs ached a little but nothing more than usual. My head was just in a wrong place.
I even had my new fluorescent Aldi jacket on, which I must say was lovely, just the right weight and kept me dry in a heavy shower later on.
I told myself I would run for 10 minutes then walk a bit to have some variety, then run another 10. So ..... I ran for 15 minutes, then walked for 2 minutes, ran for 5 minutes, then walked for 1, then ran one more. I set myself a distance rather than a time, and upped my pace a little for the shorter runs.
I thought as my head wasn't helping me, I would change it around, still exercise and still burn calories. I felt ok at the end with the knowledge that I had run for just over 20 minutes even though it wasn't all at once.
Does anyone have this trouble at all. Either mental struggle some days, or pms affect their running, or just out of sorts and fancy a change of routine? I love running, and enjoyed the bits I did run, but really needed to stop when I did.