Hi running people,
I thought it about time I say something instead of just reading all your lovely posts and telling myself that having a user id and reading your posts is a step towards being a runner.
I started 'transforming' with everyone else here in Ireland in January. I've lost a stone and am a bit more fit (I can plank for 2 minutes 15 seconds and run ' a bit'). I really want to run more but my strategy so far has been to borrow all the books from my library that had 'Run' in the title and to join this website and download some music 'to run to'. I am also running a bit but very sporadically and really want to get more in control.
I don't think I'm inventing obstacles, but I don't seem able even to download the App you're all talking about. The link from the website didn't work and when I searched on the playstore I couldn't find an NHS couch25k app. I'm going to look again now in case I just missed it. Could it be because I'm in Ireland? Also I'm nervous about running on my own. I'm usually quite brave but I feel anxious about running anywhere isolated because if someone jumped out to murder me I'd have no breath to shout or run away. And my kids and dog are not very enthusiastic. When my son comes he doesn't seem to sympathise with my need for breaks.
Anyway I felt a bit funny just reading and not saying hello so now I have. I'm going to try again to get the app. I had a small run with my son yesterday so, after reading some posts last night about the importance of rest days, I have had a break today and intend to try w1r1 tomorrow. I'm hoping it will be easy because I've been doing a little bit but am not at all sure it will be.
In the meantime I'll read some more posts tonight and keep telling myself it's another step toward being a runner.