I have found this week quite difficult, not so much in terms of the running but in terms of the time of year and a bunch of other things.
Firstly, I haven’t had a good chunk of time off for a while, this means that I am really feeling the need for a good rest and some proper time off. This makes motivation for everything really difficult. I am still managing to get up early and do my runs but it is harder when you are feeling this way. I have a week off in the middle of March so I am hoping that this will help these feelings.
In addition to this it is still quite miserable outside. Although the weather has been warmer than you would expect at this time of the year and some of the early flowers are coming out, most of the trees are still barren of leaves. I am really looking forward to all the leaves and the blossom coming out (even though this will mark the start of hay fever season for me). For me this makes everything feel a lot more cheerful.
In addition to this, it is still not light when I wake up in the mornings and it still gets dark relatively early in the evening. All of this means that it is quite a miserable time of year. Now that it is March however things should be starting to get better. hopefully.
Having said that, I am still managing to get my running done and I managed to avoid the temptation of getting a takeaway on Friday. So I think I am doing quite well!