So I've just been out on W1R2 and have complete mixed emotions. I'm trying to focus on the positives: I got up at 7am on a Sunday morning, it's raining, it's really windy and I did all 8 runs But I cant help but feel deflated. Feels like 2 steps forward, 1 step back. This morning was far far harder than the run on Friday and it was a Herculean effort. After the Horrible First Run (HFR) on Wednesday that I'm not counting, my thigh muscles were not happy with me and were still hurting when I went out on Friday. Since then they have been slightly tender but a lot lot better so I thought I would find this morning ok (especially after my jubilation at completing all 8 runs on Friday) but even though the muscles have been far better, they kicked in at run 2 this morning and it was a monster effort for the remaining 6 runs. I'm not too bad with being out of breath - I seem to recover fairly ok and doing well at the not panting, beetroot thing (for now!) but my legs just felt like I was in concrete and it was a mammoth task to just get round. I didn't enjoy it really and feel a bit deflated. I think i was probably hoping to spring round like a gazelle or something but on a cold rainy Sunday morning it didnt happen! I'm hoping this will get easier. I had thought that if today was good I might even move onto Week 2 and count the HFR from Wednesday as my first run but am definately staying in Week 1 for now. Race for Life and running for 30 mins seems really far away. Think I'm going to have breakfast now, have a smoothie, rest and focus on the positives. I will be going out again on Tuesday morning to do Run 3. I won't be defeated. Just feels a bit this morning. Onwards and upwards. Have a lovely Sunday
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