Did I mention that I am finding it hard to stick to any kind of programme? There many things to “blame” it on (the heat, the kids being home for summer vacation, my “iffy” knee) but mostly I am staying calm about the whole thing and trying to find that balance between taking the summer for what’s it worth (I’ve got 6 kids home for summer vacation fer cryin’ out loud!) and giving myself that little nudge that I need to get out there and push myself just a little farther.
I am happy to report that I have run 4 times since last Saturday- Saturday was 8 K on my own and the last 3 runs have been with the ladies in the evening in the 5 to 6.5 k range, and I must say I am very grateful for the motivation they have provided me with for getting out there- I think all 3 evenings, it is quite possible that I may have talked myself out of going out after the little ones bedtime, but knowing someone is waiting for you makes ALL the difference. I love my solo runs and wouldn’t trade them- they are my therapy, the ONLY time I am ever alone but I was really and truly in need of some company out there and am thrilled to have found it.
So, all in all, the slump is lifting, slowly but surely, and I am taking baby steps, baby steps forward and that’s all that matters at the moment! I would like to somehow slip in that strength training I have been talking about- it seems simple enough- I basically have the equipment I need to do what I need to do but somehow- in the big jumble that is my life, I fall into bed and think “Doh! I forgot to do my exercises!” So that is THIS baby’s next step!