Wise words -makes so much sense. I will slow things down -definitely dont want any injuries at this point. Sticking to the plan is hard as I work shifts and -like tonight -I simply cannot be bothered to go out and run after a 12 hour shift in hospital! I then feel guilty and lazy and beat myself up. Roll on the weekend when I can really chill out and just enjoy my run. I know what you mean about "just 9 miles" --it wasnt that long ago that a 10K was a huge run for me! Now its nothing -definetly a little run when I dont have much time. Its great how my fitness has built up. From being a size 22 18 stone unhappy fat person to a size 10 10 stone happy woman!
Thats reassuring -cheers for that! I guess it helps that i really enjoy running -I dont look at my plan and think "noooo not today!" -I actually want to go out. Changing jobs soon though and different shifts will make it harder to find time but Ill manage.