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!