The run today was definitely a bit tougher. It was a cold start again (and lightly raining), my legs started to feel heavy quite early on, and my breathing never quite settled down. I also weighed myself this morning, and there is still no change there, although I know that c25k doesn't cause weight loss in itself, the changing habits that happen around it are the thing. So I thought I'd list some changes:
No wine last night, and hoping to keep this as a rule for all nights before runs.
I can now run for 25 minutes which, however tough, is about 50 times longer than I could run 2 months ago.
I have more endorphins in my life, meaning an improvement to my mood and hopefully this will filter through to other things
I'm getting up earlier and going to bed earlier - this has got to be a healthy change in itself?
Every week I spend about 1.5 hours going along a canal, seeing wildlife and getting fresh air, which I wouldn't be doing otherwise.
I feel I've become part of a like-minded and very positive-thinking community through the solidarity of getting through the 9 weeks of c25k