"What are you doing to me???", it says. "I used to get to lie around, digest cookies and chocolate and pretty much whatever else I wanted! Now I'm being pushed to do things...horrible things that make me sweat and ache...and all that fruit and veg is rumbling around - what am I supposed to do with that??"
Ok, maybe not so much.....but I'm starting to feel it. I've been more tired the last 2 days than I have been the last 3 weeks. Yesterday, I ached from the yoga/core training on Monday and Tuesday and the walking/running I did on Wednesday, so I took the day off from exercise. Maybe I shouldn't have; maybe I lost a little momentum. Because today I could only do one circuit around the park and half the walking/running I did on Wednesday.
My body was protesting vehemently. Today, I did not feel triumphant. Today, I felt tired and sore.
I am convinced (thanks to my blog readers) that I need to get properly fitted for new shoes. As you can see, my old ones have about had it and are probably not providing me any helpful support. I feel the beginnings of what may be shin splints and so I need to take it easy until I can get those shoes. It's not bad, but tenderness that I need to pay attention to and not higher intensity which could make it worse.
So, I've modified the C25K plan a bit. Until I get new shoes (hopefully in about 2-3 weeks), I'll probably do a version of Week 1 in which I run for 60 seconds and walk for 3 minutes (180 seconds), and keep an eye on things.
The ambition is still there, but has just been tempered a bit by reality today.
All in time. Or as the lovely & tuned-toward-mercy Julian of Norwich said, "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well"