In the words of the rapper Eminem “Guess whose back, back again”
So, for those who weren’t around at the time, I graduated the C25K plan last December and for various reasons (excuses?!?) I stopped dead!
Now looking back, I’m disappointed with myself and some of the excuses I gave myself (below)
1.It was winter!
2.It snowed (lots)!
3.I needed to find a structure to work to after the plan!
5.I started a new job, with an hour’s commute
I could go on but it would be pointless. The past is the past and it’s time for me to get my running shoes back on and start pounding the streets again.
Today was that day! Plus I have a massive incentive to keep at the programme this time, as since I was last here I have got engaged and get married in 18 months time!
Getting back to the here and now and because of my new job, I’ve had to re-plan my morning routine – ALOT!. So I set my alarm for 5.30am! As soon as I wake up I have to put a music channel on otherwise I tend to fall back asleep, so with Maroon 5, Moves Like Jagger on in the background, I got my sorry ass out of bed and into my kit – The first hurdle was complete.
By 6am I was out the door and on my way. I remember starting this week back in September last year and I recall finding it really hard and that each minute felt like a lifetime. This time however I didn’t find it as bad. So despite putting all the weight I lost back on, it seems I’ve retained a little of the fitness. Now don’t get me wrong, I could not even contemplate running for 30 mins (or even 10 mins) at the moment but I’ll take each positive that there is. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again
There’s no denying, that my legs wondered what the hell was going on but after my injury issues last time I completed this, I made sure I had a good stretch at the end.
This morning I weighed myself and I am 95kg (of which I am ashamed) but I am 5’7 so people always say I don’t look that big. I’ll measure myself tonight to get my starting stats and update each week.
I’m next running on Wednesday but the difference this time is I plan to do alternative exercise on my rest days, such a strength training.
It’s good to be back and the buzz I got after completing today was great and set me up for the rest of the day. I realised I missed that feeling of satisfaction.