I should recommit to this goal. I’ve been slacking off the past two months. While the continuous rain was to blame for the initial breakdown, there really aren’t any good excuses now except laziness. This morning the Otter and I ran 3.78km. It was hell – we both almost puked at the end.
I want to get back to that place where running is fun. I know it will be hard work but I simply have to push through. No excuses. 3 months ago
I should revise this goal to “run two times a week”, because I just can’t seem to manage three runs these days… It’s getting colder in the mornings. Did two this week. 4 months ago
This was a good week. I upped my distance and managed to run most of the way. Otto unfortunately pulled a muscle during our Monday run, so I benched him for my other run. It’s no fun running without him though… He looks much better, so this week we’ll aim for three runs. 4 months ago
I started running again this week. It was tough getting back into it, but this week should be better. 5 months ago
Running is good for my physical and mental health, so I want to make this a steady habit. If I continue to do this consistently there will be long-term positive effects, but to keep it up I have to be careful not challenge myself too hard. I’m not working towards a marathon. Running 6k three times a week is better than 18k once a week and will help maintain the habit. 5 months ago
Last week I managed 2/3 runs. Then, around Saturday, it started raining. And raining. It only stopped on Thursday and I fit in a run that morning. But I’ve got to do better. Much better.
It feels like I’m in a bit of a rut… MUST FOCUS! 5 months ago
And not because I didn’t want to run. I simply couldn’t. My left heel is so sore now that I can barely walk. (My right heel feels much better.) My husband says I should rest, so I’ll take it easy this weekend and see how it goes on Monday. 6 months ago
So far all feb 6 months ago
This was a good week. I ran on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and again this morning. My right heel is still very sensitive and this morning my left heel also started acting up. I’ve consulted Doctor Google and this seems to be a common complaint among runners. I’m not too worried about it at the moment, but I hope it doesn’t get any worse. 6 months ago
And not for lack of trying. I got caught in a heavy downpour on Monday morning, and ran again on Tuesday. My next run was planned for Thursday morning but instead I passed out in the kitchen and had to call my husband to come and help me up. It turns out I have a weird little stomach bug that’s just wreaking havoc with my blood pressure. So the doctor said I should take it easy this weekend, stay in bed, drink plenty of fluids.
She gave me a shot for the nausea this morning and it was the best sleep I’ve had in months… Deep and dreamless. Bliss. Thank you stomach bug.
Edit: I managed to work in a run this morning. I was up very early this morning, and after a while I decided I felt strong enough to go out. It is a cool, cloudy morning, and I had a terrific time. It felt so good to be out and moving. Progress :)6 months ago