I'm writing this because I know it will make me get back out to run later today. It's daunting restarting when you've had an injury. I know because I've done it once already. Earlier this year I had to take a break for 3 months - then started again from scratch. I got to the end of week 6 with many repeated weeks but without mishap. Then I hurt myself again and for the first time had to abandon a run part way through.
I felt so defeated and down.
But I got lots of encouragement from all of you - and worked out that it was a minor hamstring injury. I don't think I'd been stretching and warming up enough. So I've had a 2 week break and it feels ok.
I'm not going back to the beginning this time - but will try one of the easier week 5/6 runs. If it feels ok I might just do those interval runs for the next two weeks. Lots of stretching before and after.
For me this is turning not so much into a 9 week journey - but 9 months! But hey, what did I expect after not running for 30 years! So if you've struggled at all with any week - just keep on going. I'm not going to give up and I'll get there however long it takes.
I read somewhere it takes 12 weeks to establish a new habit....