I have just completed Wk 4 run 1 and had my first experience of falling over! I have tripped slightly before, but recovered myself. During my first 5 minute run, I think I was trying to distract myself from the length of run, and tripped and fell on a tree root. I shot back up again, I think due to embarrassement and completed the 5 mins, and then the subsequent rest of the podcast. I think its a lesson learnt, to look where I'm going. I'm amazed apart from slight bruising, I,m still good to go for run 2 x
Falling over and keeping going !: I have just... - Couch to 5K
Ooops - as long as you didn't hurt yourself, then well done for keeping going.
I'm loving the image of you shooting back up again and keeping going as if you never missed a step.
It's only by the grace of who knows what that I haven't gone all my length as yet - but the day will come!
Keep up the great work.
Been there, done that. It is generally the embarassment factor that gets me. It's bad enough to admit (in the past) that I couldn't run, to prove that I couldn't even stay upright was just galling! Glad there was no serious damage done.
Keep a look out for those pesky roots and other natural hazards, they are always out to get you!
I did the same on one of my many Week 5 runs, and it's hard to think what it was I tripped on. I pick my feet up a bit more now. I keep thinking I should run in cycling gloves, but never get round to doing that. (It would make sense, though). Lucky for me the judo I did when I was little taught me how to fall (and that's all), so I automatically rolled onto my back and at least didn't fall like a brick (which would've hurt and cost much more skin on the tarmac I chose to fall onto).
And I suppose the short version of that is: You're not alone.