I did Week 1 Run 1!
I started looking into C25K in April 2012 to lose weight and tone up but didn't ever do anything about it because I always hated running SO much and I have both agoraphobia and sociophobia and spend most of my time stuck in the house. Then I started having recurring dreams that I'm running and it always feels so amazing and I decided to seriously give it a go and see what it feels like to run without gasping for air and dragging my trainies along the pavement shouting "I CAN'T LIFT ME FEET!"
It was NOT NICE I have to tell you. It was REALLY hard to get over the double fear of going out and the fear of feeling physically bad! Then, even though I stretch and warmed up, I get shin splints and the lactic acid always builds up in my leg muscles really quickly (during the warm up walk!)
I also have some physical issues but I'm just going to have to be careful with them.....They cause me grief even when I don't exercise so...ya know.
I have gone out for about four 3.5KM walks recently and tried a comedy jog which lasted about 20 seconds so I didn't literally jump off the couch and run...So I know from that experience that even if I feel exhausted and totally unable to walk out that door - if I do it, I WILL feel so proud of myself for doing it and I will feel better. I even actually enjoyed one of the walks! And I definitely enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment I have still now the morning after and I want more of it.
The first run I did about 50 secs with a few brief stops, then I did 60, 60, 50 60, 70, 60 and 30. I then picked up a cat's big programmable feeder that I'd left at his old house and carry it home and it was quite heavy and my legs felt like lead near the end of the walk home and I had to keep stopping....but I did it!
Hahah! I literally cannot believe I did this.