My three months off running has just come to an end. I can officially re-commence running.
In the intervening time I have acquired trail running shoes and some nice running gear for when it's wet and/or cold.
What I appear to have lost in the same three months is any fitness my previous exercise might have bestowed upon me.
I decided to start from scratch again with the C25K app. I'm very conscious that if I get at all disheartened with my progress I'll crumble and any willpower or motivation will evaporate. So if I keep the goals achievable, I'll stick with it.
It was muddy and slippery and my trail running shoes didn't stop my sliding and they still gave me numb toes. I think I slid less than I would have in regular trainers though and the numb toes thing is just me.
I have been out twice, once in the cold, and once in damp and miserable conditions. I also have a cold so am taking it easy.
It's OK. Running is better when it's beautiful and cheery outside but this is OK. I plan to keep trying.