I enjoyed week 7 run 1. I felt springy and quick(er) plus I had those rainbows to keep me company. But last night for run 2 of week 7 I struggled from the start, panting, limping along like something that should be put down to put it out of its misery.
When Laura said "only 60 seconds to go so lets end on a high" I did try to pick-up my speed but my legs were like lead but I carried on.
The whole thing was horrible and when it was over and I was stretching out my aching legs all the negative thoughts about how rubbish I am, what a failure I am stormed through my head. Then the lovely Laura's voice, in her infinite wisdom, suddenly popped into my head - think of how far you have come.
Yes, how far have I come. Remember those 60secs in week 1, remember them, remember how you struggled then. Remember the ambling pregnant lady you passed and are now even passing dog walkers too. No more slumping in front of the TV, bored out of your head. Now you are out in the open, appreciating the beautiful world you live in, shuffling along for a whole TWENTY FIVE MINS. You didn't think you could even do 5 mins and now you can and most important of all you never give up on a run/podcast no matter how bad you feel so think of that!
It's so easy to run (pardon the pun) oneself down rather thank think positively. The old me would've given up weeks ago on any other exercise regime but C25k is different.
Onwards to Run 3 Mr Week 7