Quietly getting on with it and ice running

Afternoon lovely runners :)

Although I've not been on here for a couple of weeks I have been keeping up with the running (just about, as it's been very snowy / icy here recently). I did W4R2 this afternoon and did fine. As this is my second attempt at C25K I'm not experiencing the same emotional rollercoaster as I did the first time around. Back in the summer / autumn when I was at the same point in the program I remember feeling incredulous that I was actually running and marvelled at my progress. I also recall the disbelief entering week 5 that I would ever run continuously for TWENTY minutes! But I did, and of course went on from there to achieve even more milestones.

Now, I'm at a point where running is habitual and routine. Which is good. I feel completely comfortable telling people "I'm going out for a run later" and friends / family / colleagues have become used to it too so I'm no longer a curiosity! :) Indeed, earlier today when I went into my local outdoor shop I had quite the chat with the assistant who helped me chose some gear more suited to the current weather. I felt quite at home, and no longer out of my depth. And I bought some stuff that kept me really toasty on a slippery, windy,snow-covered, muddy, icy, sleeting run that I would have otherwise dreaded. Goodness only knows how I stayed on my feet, but I did and I enjoyed my run. And even better - no sign of injury niggles returning... :)

Happy running C25k-ers and everyone else too!

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  • "Now, I'm at a point where running is habitual and routine." And that, my friend, is what it's all about! Well done for getting to this point, already at week 4.

  • Well yes it is definitely what it's all about :) but I can't take any credit for being a quick responder - I made it all the way to W9R1 in a previous C25k attempt - so it's probably taken me MONTHS to get there! LOL! :)

  • when it become the normal that is when you are hooked :D isnt it great :D

  • Definitely! - it gets you in then there's no going back!

  • It's so nice to see you back and on it hunnibun! I like the cold weather for running though I don't like the strong windy days very much. When you've got the right kit it makes it so much nicer. My best buy: my head buff so no cold ears!

  • Welcome back atomic. It sounds as if you're well on your way this time. Keep posting and we'll be there at the end to cheer you over the finish line!

  • Good to see you back Atomic, well done for getting stuck in again . Good Luck, you can do it ! :-D xxx

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