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!