I've been lurking on here for a while, taking motivation from everyone else's inspiring stories, and gradually working my way through C25K. I started in July after shocking myself on holiday about how unfit I am, and realising that I had to get my butt in gear to keep up with my 3yo and 5yo!
It's taken a while, for various reasons, but I've continually surprised myself by how much I've been able to do and I've gradually worked my way through to week 8, and still can't quite believe I can "run" for 25 minutes! All on track, or so I thought. Then I hit week 8 and the first run was a bit of disaster. I'm c*** at failing anything and it's kind of taken the wind out of my sails.
Logically I know I did a lot of things wrong - I've never run in that much wind before, I reversed my normal route and ran up a hill instead of down it (at least I actually managed to run up it!), I'd spent 2.5 hours in the pool that morning for work and hadn't eaten properly, and I'm fighting a head cold. It was always a recipe for disaster really, but I had a child-free window of an hour at the weekend and thought I'd give it a go. I probably did manage to run for 28 minutes in total, but I haven't had to stop for walking breaks since week 6 and I had to keep running through the cool down period to do it. I'm feeling kind of flat about the whole thing now, and I know that run 2 of any week always seems to be the hardest for me so the motivation to get out and sort it is a wee bit lacking right now.
Advice would be great, but really I just wanted to share. Thanks x