I'm on Week 4 and am supposed to do Run 3 tonight - only the thing is, last night I accidentally ripped my big toe nail off really low down and it ripped my skin off so my toe is soooooo sore today - even just walking wearing flip flaps - I really don't think I'm going to be able to put my trainers on tonight - let alone do my 4 runs . I will try to put my trainers on when I get home - but I'm not hopeful!
So, if I don't manage my run tonight - do I start Week 4 again next week from scratch (as I like to run on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or should I wait until next Friday, ie 1 week from today, to complete my Week 4 Run 3? I really don't want to set myself back - I although I am finding this week really hard - I gave myself a HUGE pat on the back when I completed Runs 1 and 2 on Monday and Wednesday just gutted my foot is hurting tonight - and I don't think it's going to be that great tomorrow morning - really sore!!
Any advice would be really appreciated!!
made it feel awful! I approached my treadmill line every night, with excitement but anticipation - more anticipation tonight -
but it was too sore to walk so I tried jogging - that was
worse - so now I feel I've failed the programme!!!! What do I do now? Wk 4 Run 3 next Fri or start Wk 4 again on Monday (it really works for me to run on a Mon, Weds and Fri) - help I need advice
I know Dawn - I was telling my hubby about your success story tonight - good on ya hun!
You will not lose all your progress.
The programme isn't going anywhere and will be there when your foot is better.
When you are better go for a week 4 run and be calm in your head that you will maybe do a week 4 run 1 and if it feels fine skip run 2 and do 3.
If it feels terrible then do a week 3 run and fast track through to end of week 4 if it feels better.
After 3 weeks off my first run back was grim. Started a week 4 and ended up running half a week 3 instead. BUT.... within 10 days having skipped through I was back at the end of week 5 with the 20 minute run which felt much much better than it had first time around. So repeating a bit gave me more confidence.
Good luck. This is a lifestyle change, not a competition . You won't fail .
Good luck and please repost to let us know how it's going.