Couch to 5K

W1R3 - that was challenging!

I'm amazed that I've managed to complete Week 1 - still a long way to go but it feels good!

I made a big school girl error though and scheduled my last run of the week for a day when I knew I would have a low level hangover after a girls dinner last night, and would have all 3 of my kids with me.

The first 60 seconds were hell and I had a stitch straight away but luckily it disappeared. But I had to do loops of a local common, leaving my 3 year old on a bench with her 6 yr old sister, while my 7 year old ran with me. Then my 7 and 6 year old swapped babysitting jobs and did the next lap with me.

Then my 3 yr old decided she would run with me on my last 60 seconds! Good on her - she ran the whole way only needing a bit of dragging from me - but I was running pretty slowly.

I'm just so chuffed that I did it. It would have been so easy to wallow on the couch, nursing my hangover and yelling at the kids. Instead i feel on top of the world that I got out there in the sunshine, finished week 1, and got the kids involved as well!

Oh - and my hangover has gone!!

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Well done, the first week is the hardest, in that its so new!


Well done, such a positive way to finish week 1. Keep going!


Must have been great to get your little ones involved too! Well done on finishing week 1. It will get more comfy for you now! Enjoy!


Well done ATFW! Getting the kids involved too! I can't fault you :)

It does get better, easier, harder, worse and strangely enjoyable not necessarily in that order :) The key is to believe in Laura, and believe in yourself. You can and will do it!

By week 7 you will be re-reading these posts and thinking, blimey, look at me now :)

And beer and wine tastes much better after a good run! :)



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