I'm entered for a half-marathon which happens in a few weeks time.
I entered last year but didn't run due to a multitude of health and stress issues.
This year I am not dropping out.
Training started back in October with 2 and 3 mile runs and built-up to 6 miles in December.
Then I started getting knee pains and dropped back to 3-4 miles whilst using other exercises to strengthen my thigh muscles and supporting my knee better.
I also started swimming more regularly.
Then, in the cold of January, I started wheezing and ended up at the doctor's to get an inhaler for my (very mild) asthma.
By February I was ready to put in more time, aiming for 3 runs a week. I got flu - I didn't run a step for two weeks and it probably took 3-4 weeks to clear my system completely.
So here I am, less than a month away and totally demoralised. My longest run was 6 miles long and two months ago. I know I am fitter than I was, but I also know that I am not ready. I can't face pulling out this time - I really need to do this. It may end up being a run/walk. It will definitely take me longer than I was hoping for. But somehow (possibly crawling) I'll get to the finish line.
Right now, it's taking all my willpower to get out the door. Yesterday's run was pretty disasterous as I even let myself take two walk breaks.
Please don't tell me I haven't done enough training; I know that only too well. But please do share any suggestions of the best things to do over the next few weeks to make sure I'm in the best possible position...