So I’m struggling again. 10 minutes into the run I can feel the struggle, can feel my legs rebelling and I keep getting an uncomfortable stich in my side! 4 runs in a row with this awful stich; there must be something going on! A little injury I haven’t noticed, change in posture or something. It is killing me. I’m desperate to get some distance done but even a 5km feels like a half marathon (in fact I think I felt better after the bloody half marathon!).

 

 Why is it so bad? I just don’t know. I think I’m stuck in a rut and lost my runners legs. I had this a few months ago and it killed me. I love running and failing to have a good run can be soul breaking.

 

There are so many races coming up and I’m hoping to do a marathon this year as well as a tough mudder. So training is so important. I won’t be able to run a marathon if I can’t even do 5km without a stich! Definitely need to sort it out and get my butt in gear. As well as the upcoming races I am trying to run over 1000km this year for charity; so every run counts as it adds up to this total. At the moment I’m at around 350km so I have a lot further to go and very little motivation. It’s hard to stay motivated with over a week of crappy runs. I’m tempted to treat myself to some new running kit in the hope that I just need to press the reset button.

 

The most irritating thing about this laps? I was doing really well not that long ago and hitting 8min miles (which is really, really good for me)

 

Need to find my running mojo, but how??

 

Happy running!

 

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