Week 8 run 2 still undercover

Well I took my kit to work. It was blowy but warm and I thought it looked like rain so I wore my running water proof, but after 2 seconds I was boiled alive so tied it round my waist. My mind just wondered and the tunes on the shuffle worked well for me, spurring me on. I wasn't surprised when Laura said I'd done 10 mins in fact I was glad of a bit longer just for the thinking time. Actually at the end when she said id 5 mins left I almost had a little spurt of energy and upped the pace a fraction (not noticeable to the human eye you understand just me๐Ÿ˜)

I was thinking of changing my route, and part of me would love to run along the prom, but something keeps stopping me. I'm a bit shy (self conscious) about all this running, and I'm worried that people will see me and laugh.

If I get anxious I know my legs will seize and I'll stop breathing. So for tonight I thought running 28mins is enough to deal with and I ran the railway line again but the opposite way and it was mucky in places and I had to do big yeehaas over the muddy bits so I didn't get much of a rhythm going. I managed it though, and tonight the time seemed to go faster. I'm determined to run along that prom though, I know I can do it. How did / does everyone get over the self conscious bit ? Hope everyone else had a good run tonight, at least it's a bit warmer!!

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  • Well done sparky.

    For your first prom run, get the Rocky theme on your tunes and just focus on that.

  • Yep I'm thinking of downloading that, how cool would that be! Not sure I'd make it up all those steps though.........๐Ÿ˜„

  • Well done Sparky, so near to completing C25K.

    Why not do the prom for your graduation run? To hell with everyone else, that is your BIG day. Enjoy it.

  • Yep, gonna have that prom on my graduation run for definite!

  • I agree with old git dont worry about anyone else i live right near the coast and have used the prom for nearly all of my runs from the stop start of week 1 day 1. you should feel proud about the fact that your out there doing it and look how far we have come...running 28 minutes none stop!! Be proud and hopefully we will be graduating together next week โ˜บ

  • That's great to think someone else will be graduating about the same time, how exciting for us!! X

  • I know cant wait to get my virtual badge :) good luck with all your runs leading up to graduation!

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