running slowly past a playing field full of small boys running around barely able to contain their energy - I wondered where did it all go. At what point did it start feeling this hard?
After 2 weeks off with a sore hamstring that left me limping - I went back out and managed wk5 r1. To start with I felt as though I was running through treacle. I was out of breath and briefly entertained the ridiculous idea that might mean I was going faster. I kept going and snuck in a couple of hamstring stretches on the walks to help ease up the stiffness. Didn't think Laura would mind.
I looked at those children and thought I'll probably never run with as little care and effort as they seem to - but funnily I might enjoy it more because it's a personal triumph just to run at all!
This programme is teaching me a lot of different things
- that it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as I keep going
- that being down for a week or two doesn't mean being out
- that a knock back is just the preparation for going to the next tougher bit
Only a few people closest to me even know I'm giving this a go - oh and all of you