Hi all! This morning at the lovely time of stupid o'clock (or just before 5am if you want to be precise), I was out starting W4R1.
I tossed and turned in bed all night with negative thoughts running through my head about how in the world was I going to run for 5 minutes.... Well it turns out I did it! I didn't stop. Sure, I ran as slow as a turtle going through peanut butter, but it wasn't a walk and I kept it up. My next run is schedule for Friday, however we're facing a bit of bad weather from a tropical cyclone that's nearby so I'll definitely get enough rest before I attempt R2!
I'm slowly cottoning on to the idea that not only does C25K build up your endurance on the sly, it also does a whole lot for your mentality and helping you overcome those thoughts that your brain sends out that says "Kel, now come on, what are you doing, stay at home and eat ice cream or STOP RUNNING!".
I have so far had a few dull aches in my legs which I thought were the onset of shin splints, but I've been using a TENS machine to help and so far so good. I just wanted to say to anyone else who was like me and reading these forums yesterday trying to figure out whether I had what it took to make what seems like a HUGE leap to W4.. just do it. Have a go. You might just surprise yourself!