I’ve been away from here for a month. In that time, I moved countries (back in UK), sorted out my sore knees and took a rest from running. With my life now more settled, time to set some new running challenges this week.
Really quick update this week.
Sadly, knee trouble (reckon it’s runner’s knee) meant I’ve taken last week off. I managed one or two runs and then decided rest was best. So, no running really to report.
Secondly, this week I am mostly moving house. I return to the UK and have got a whole week of packing, cleaning and arrangements to make.
Therefore, I’ll be on a short – intentional break – till about 26th October. Till then,
Keep on Going
Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2014 review. I ran this marathon on September 21st 2014. The marathon is one event in the Sydney Running Festival. A throughly enjoyable experience, here’s my detailed review of the event.
Where have I been?
It’s been mighty quiet round these parts lately. So has my running. What’s been going on? Well, I’ve had a mighty difficult time lately. Life’s burden’s became too much. In this post, I’m going to talk about what happened and how I’ve learned not to feel guilty about not running.
Last week was deliberately quiet. Sometimes, avoiding burnout means taking a break. How did I do the week before, how did I manage on my week off and what’s the plan for next week? Let’s review!
Getting my running mojo back
These last few months, my running’s been in trouble. (Check out here and here. Oh, and here and here and here). I’m going to discuss how my fears, procrastination and the need for control led me to self-sabotage. This hard-to-learn bit of self-knowledge has been helpful. I’m learning to get out of my own way and get my running mojo back.
It’s the time of the week where we compare planned with actual. Last week’s plan was:
- Run a 10-15k on the weekend
- Run on Sat & Sun
- Run three times during the week
- Run before work
How did I do?
In which I give up on my old plan…and come up with a new plan.
That time of the week again: reviewing my planned against my actual. Yet again, I’ve not lived unto my plan. Happily, this was only partly down to my recurring lack of motivation. I actually got really, really busy doing fun stuff this week and lost out on my running time.
However, I’ve also had a long hard luck at my planning and decided it’s time to change tack.
Plan of the Week for Monday 23rd June 2014
Another week over! Time flies.
Sadly, my ankle continued to give me trouble this week. As I wrote previously, having patience is a key part of injury recovery. This means I’m not too disappointed with my performance.
Let’s talk about this week.
Oh how optimistic I was last week. After finally working my way through a motivational slump, I sprang back into my running and with a renewed optimism. Thanks to an injury, my plan got shot to hell.
My last post talks about my frustrations. So, let’s review last week and plan the next.