Wk1 R2 - Felt like a numpty

Was raring to go at 8.15 this morning on my day off but it was lashing with rain! Waited until it cleared and went off to the seafront with Hubby and dog. Left them on the beach and headed off down the prom in my new lycra with Laura. I was running into the wind, my new running belt was getting on my nerves and really distracted me and I felt like I was running in a really exaggerated way; like I was putting too much into it for everyone else's benefit! I didn't want to look like a beginner I guess. There were loads of people about and I felt really conspicuous. It was awful. Until I get my confidence up I'm only going out when it's quiet! Anyway, I did it (although I got a really bad pain in my buttock on the run 8!) and then headed back to Hubby. I know Laura says have a banana but I had a cappuccino in the cafe instead. I think my butt arrived about 5 minutes after that.

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  • You soon lose that feeling of conspicuousness after you've been out a few times. People normally do little more than glance at you and you tend to get wrapped up in your own little bubble anyway.

    I agree though that there are occasions when you realise that perhaps you should have chosen a different route. I was running on the path along the beach this morning when I noticed that there were rather more people around than normal - I was going past the site of the world surf championships' quarter finals and there were rather a lot of good looking blonds and blondes milling around waiting for the action to start. I think I might run that way again tomorrow... ;-)

  • You did it. Well done and what a lovely set of tags. Does anyone know what these tags are useful for?

  • Haha! I never noticed the tags! :-D

  • The tags are brilliant!! I think they're there to make us smile!

    Great post Jenwrenarm! Can sympathise with feeling like a numpty when people are looking at you stopping and starting - and let's face it, the red face dripping in sweat isn't a good look! But I also agree with Landesman, most folk lose this feeling later on when your confidence is a bit higher because you know you can run for longer than a minute! Well done for going out and doing it! Takes big balls to do that - big, running balls!

  • Now I'd like to see the tags for THAT one! :-D

  • Haha! :)

  • Great tags ! I too live by the sea and remember that feeling so many people ! And im ashamed to say didnt go back to sea front until recently which is a shame as loved it so who cares about otherz and there's nothing like a sea breeze to keep you going x good luck kate x

  • But you did it! Well done! The reality is no-one really notices so keeping on going. The seafront is great as it is flat but it is always windy! So more great tags to come.

  • Well done you. I couldnt run down a road today because of some work lorries and all I could think was my butt wobbling in front of them, lol!!! So turned around and went another way! Yr doing really well.

  • I've just started my C25K journey last week and I hate it when you run up to somebody just as you are told to start walking, it looks as though you can't keep up the pace. Oh well, I'm sure that self-conciousness soon disappears ;-)

    I'm jealous of those that can run my the sea. I love the sea and would love to be able to run along it. Problem is I live in the West Midlands and there isn't too much sea nearby around here :-)

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