So three weeks ago I did Wk9R1 - not great but got through it - the next day I did my back in (long story involving son and him getting into football team!) so had a week of barely being able to walk. Just as getting better had a week in the US on business. I did take my trainers (never done that before!) but jetlag and intermittent back were all the excuses my mental demons needed.
Anyway went out 6am on Monday - boy was it dark! Headphones wouldnt work so thought would just see how I do using runapp. Did 3km in 28 mins but with a fair few "walking seconds" as was quite frankly bored with only myself to listen to! Then it rained all week.
So this morning was determined to get out there. Still very dark at that time but headphones on, Bryan Adams on the playlist and I was off - and I a) didnt walk b) almost enjoyed it and c) did just over 3km in 28 mins.
Feel amazing this morning - cooking with gas!!
Wasn't confident about even signing up for a park run yesterday but with Week 9 now firmly in my sights I think the GOSH santa run is back on the cards!!
As ever thanks to all you guys - you don't know me but reading how you are all doing has kept me in touch for the last few weeks - and made me feel I would be letting more than myself down if I didnt get back out there!
Happy Running and Very Happy Friday to you all