I nearly didnâ€™t make it out today. It was literally freezing, snowing slightly and Iâ€™d had another week of unhealthy eating and stress that left me feeling far from prepared for a run of any distance.
Amanda, as ever, was my saviour. When I started to make my excuse â€“ â€œI just want to spend the morning with you and Emilyâ€¦â€ her response was simple. â€œWe donâ€™t want you here. We want you healthy!â€
Suitably incentivised, I headed out for an hour and, as ever, was warm enough within the first 3-4 minutes despite the chill.
Another 10k, marginally better time that my previous effort but given the mid-week binges on food (the opposite of what I was managing when my diet was going well) progress feels slower. Itâ€™s frustrating as breaking out of this cycle is proving very difficult but I think I need to do it, and my Dailyburn updates may resume in February as I try to clamp down on the eating.
Gotta break the cycle!