W1R1: TAKE 2 !

Following my visit to the nurse prac. yesterday, I was given the all clear to go ahead and run. When I say run, I mean more of a bouncy walk. When I first started this evening I felt sure I wouldn't finish; the pain was now in my shins and my legs felt like lead. However after run 4 I began to feel much better and tried to look ahead and control my breathing. When I reached the 'cool down' walk, the sun came out, "Louder" by DJ fresh was on, and I must admit, I felt goosebumpy all over! So happy to have completed first day and now can't wait for next one. Going to ache like a b*tch tomorrow....


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7 Replies

  • Good for you! Did you do any cool down stretches? They might be helpful so you're not so sore the next day. This whole running things does get addictive, sounds like you've caught the bug! Good luck for your next run.

  • I did - because I didn't stretch before hand....thanks so much for words of encouragement

  • Fantastic news! The first week can be a bit of shock to your body I found! But bit by bit you achieve! My next run is w4/r1 and I'd have never thought I could get that far so soon! Just take it easy at your own pace and enjoy that feeling of achievement! I have found that after I have had a difficult session and completed it - I feel so proud of myself and amazing!

  • Well done on completing your 1st run in full. It's a big step on a wonderful road! I started the plan as a challenge really. I juat wanted to do it and I never imagined I would actually want to run and enjoy it!

    It's hard to imagine that just approx 14 weeks ago I didn't run and could just manage a 60 second trot and I am now running about 40 mins non stop amd loving it! At 47 I really didn't imagine I could do it but here I am training for a 10k with my sights set on A Marathon eventually!

    In just 9 week approx, u r gonna graduate and be running 30 minutes! You are on the path to that and it's a great sense of achievement and personal success and the changes to your self esteem start to develop and grow.

    Well done!

  • Congratulations. The first run is the hardest. And the first recovery is the longest. I could barely walk for two days and didn't know how I would even start Run 2. But I did, and recovered by the end of the day. And today I finished Week 6 - a 25 min run. So will you. I might even have to change my screen name soon. Just take it one minute at a time, and listen to Laura. This thing is addictive.

  • What runningphobe said !! Don't worry too much if you're really sore for run 2 it DOES get better as your fitness increases.

  • I am aching, but that's because of my yoga session this morning!

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