Of course I must take it easy, very easy in fact. 7.3km, 8, 8.5, rest, 10, 10, 10 for the week. Not much of a mileage but certainly a good start back. Nice and easy.
Of course something always comes up and today was no exception, after having what can only be described as two days of monkey mind about 3km from the finish today I snapped out of monkey mind to discover that I was really tired. almost instantly mindfulness informed me that jumping around with all these negative thoughts while running basically made me tired, making me tired makes me think that the next run will be the same, thinking the next run will be same makes me have to work hard to get out the door the next time (my own version of dependent arising).
The thing is it was almost instant, from 'I'm tired' to an instant recognition of why? Mindfulness, interesting.