W1R3 completed today

Well guys and gals, I actually ventured outside today to do my run instead of running around the living room with my dog looking on as if I've gone crazy. I took all your advice and comments on board. I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I took myself off in the car to a park which is about 5 miles away. It was snowing at the time so I thought great, no one will be around to laugh at me wobbling all over the place.

There was hardly anyone there at all. So I just tuned into Laura and off I went for my third run of the first week. There was a pond with ducks and Canadian geese to look at en route. The time seemed to go quicker when there are things to look at apart from the settee and TV!

I did get a bit of stitch towards the end but found I need to regularise my breathing better. Also the snow cooled down my red face!

Thanks to those who encouraged me to go outdoors.

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  • Well done! Whenever I've tried to run in the past its been indoors on a treadmill and I always got to 30 minutes, got bored and packed it all in because in reality I was a bit scared of going outside as felt it would be too difficult. This time, I started and completed outside and it's a big difference so keep up the great effort! :-)

  • Well done! Once upon a time I ran on a treadmill in a gym. But it is boring! Outside there are so many things to see that the time passes quickly. And you can go to different places to see new things! Keep it up unfitfred! Soon you will be 'fitfred'!

  • Excellent. If you start running outside from the beginning, your legs will get used to it and you won't have the difficulty of the transition later.

  • Well done. I didn't do the exact same but I did run my first 6 weeks on a private road, first thing in the morning and in the dark. I'm now running in daylight and it's much better. I can take my dog with me and there's lots of beautiful countryside to see at the same time as building my smug factor for when I get home for my regular gloat.

  • Well done Fred!!! So pleased that you ventured outside and enjoyed your run with Laura (nobody else matters). If you feel like you need to repeat wk 1 again there is no harm in that. Just run really slowly, breathing is really tough at the beginning but promise as you progress this will settle and become easier.

    Hope you stretched your leg muscles when you got home.

    Respect for you for going out in snowy weather too. Fantastic.

    Let us know how your next run goes.

  • Brilliant ! Well done Fred !

    Yabba Dabba Dooo ! :-)

    Fantastic, Well done xxxx

  • Bless and in the snow as well,but I think the bug is getting to you if you enjoyed it 👣welcome to this mad world

  • Well done Fred, proud of you :) It really isn't easy to get outdoors and run but now you've done it, there'll be no stopping you

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