Totally terrified newbie.... Week 1......SORTED!!

Woo and indeed hoo!!!! Just back from r3 of week 1. Lovely day, my town is beautiful,feeling bl***y brilliant! What a difference a week makes eh? This time last week I was being entirely pathetic and weedy about being seen, laughed at or judged. Today I went for a run in proper running tights and top and felt like.......well...... A runner.

Now, to ordinary mortals of the non c25k variety this does not seem especially impressive, but they don't know what we know...... That every small goal reached, every neurosis conquered is a tick in the 'i feel great' side of the ledger of life. And to be honest I have never found anything that has had this kind of effect so fast. Hard drugs be damned, finishing this week is a real high and i can't wait to experience the same at the end of next week.

I have done 1 rain run and rather enjoyed the sensation, the other 2 have been beautiful clear mornings. (i run at 6am) and I have had the town pretty much to myself.....I see now why the tourists like us so much. Not too many hills but one short, steep one that pushes me for a few minutes, will leave it in next week as feel v smug when am up it.

I won't be breaking any records for speed but that isn't really the point. Also found my stress levels in hectic working life lowering and have been miles more effective not to mention calmer and miles nicer to everyone. Is it possible that confidence is creeping slowly in?

Anyway, to summarise - all is good, loved every minute, week 2 here I come


Ps literally would not have done it without your encouragement and support, you are all marvelous, thank you!

12 Replies

  • Well done. It is amazing isn't it. Beware it is addictive though :-))

  • Hee hee I can live with this addiction, don't think I will need interventions........ Yet


  • Well done! The most difficult bit - getting out that door - is already behind you. Happy running.

  • Well done and thanks for the great post!

    It truly is addictive, isn't it?

  • Oh Yes, can't see me giving this feeling up easily!


  • What a great post! Well done Em. Glad you are getting so much out of it. Carry on.

  • That's great, sounds like you have had a lovely run! Getting the benefits already too. Enjoy the programme and keep posting x

  • you sound in a really positive place! well done on your1 st week, glad to read you are enjoying it so much, :)

  • Hey Em, you sound sorted indeed! I also agree 100 % that unless you've tried this C25K malarkey, you can't truly appreciate how massive each run, each milestone, each hill conquered, means. Look forward to hearing more running tales!

  • What a wonderful post! Yes, running is a great leveller for stress and also for building confidence. It's great all round exercise and clears the mind like nothing else can. Non-runners simply cannot understand why we so like to run. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your first week of the programme and well done for completing it. Good luck for the first run of week 2 - you'll ace it. Best wishes.

  • Great post ! It really is addictive isn't it ? Im looking forward to hearing your progress, well done ! xx :-)

  • Hi Em! Was hoping you'd find that you enjoyed it....and here you are full of enthusiasm! Your 6am runs sound lovely and I'm looking forward to hearing more in the coming weeks.....good onya!!

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