Week 8 Run 2

Week 8 Run 2

Hi all,

I did my run tonight straight after work. I have to say that I really struggled tonight. I started on a steady uphill climb and it nearly finished me off! I couldn't get my breathing right and in the first 15 mins I had to walk for a few seconds to get myself together. It was really odd and I think that tonight was a mental challenge.

I've had a really awful couple of weeks at work and actually went out tonight in the wrong frame of mind. I won't beat myself up because once I'd got up the hill, I calmed down and cracked on. I did feel wobbly when I stopped but then I guess that's what happens when you push yourself.

I have never pushed myself in terms of exercise before because I suffered with severe anxiety and I used to think I was having a panic attack when actually all it was was my heart rate going up naturally.

Anyway, run 3 will be Saturday for me. I will try to get myself sorted in my head in preparation.

Thank heavens it's Friday tomorrow.

Elsie :-) xxx


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  • Oh! Worst thing you could do is knacker yourself out running uphill while doing c25k. Try to alter your course to make it easier.

    I know what it's like, I get mild anxiety, a nuisance isn't it, I do sympathise if you get it severe, I'm lucky, I don't really get panic attacks, but it wakes me up in the middle of the night sometimes worrying. And have to really ignore those gremlins sometimes, I hope you've learnt how to manage your anxiety, still not easy sometimes though is it... Take care😊

  • Yeh I won't be doing that again. I don't seem to bloomin learn though.

    Anxiety is a nightmare but I have it under control these days, just raises it's ugly head especially under times of stress but having said that, I've impressed myself getting out and doing this running lark because a couple of years ago I would have made any excuse! Its making me feel better and I've surprised a few people too. Not long until we all graduate! Can't bloody wait!!!! :-) x

  • Elsie, it's helped me a lot to, my wife's noticed the difference in me, she thought I wouldn't be able to do it with the anxiety, but I push on through..😊

  • Great stuff Elsie !

    This programme will challenge you and youve got to dig deep , and you certainly passed with flying colours tonight !

    I find running a brilliant stress buster , things that I used to fret about dont seem to bother me as much these days .

    Well done, you are doing great , you really are ! :-) xxx

  • Hills pre - graduation? What a superstar you are 🌟🌟🌟🌟

  • Those pesky hills.. where do they appear from...just when you don't need them.

    calming down and cracking on... that is brilliant.. well done you.

    Now you know you can come through those panicky moments and survive them...

    Listen to your body, listen to that calm inner voice that is telling you that you can do it.

    Go for it and remember to take it slow and steady... Lots of luck for Saturday...positive vibes being sent! :)

  • Oh Elsie.... Running up a hill in the first few mins sounds brutal. Well done to you for completing your run. Extra points from Laura I think.

    With that run banked in your legs you are bound to breeze through to graduation. Take a good rest first before going out again though.... :)

  • Well done running bud, battle of the nemesis and you WON!! A little pick me up for you ....you was only 0.05 secs slower than run 1. That's quite an achievement I would say.

    Positive thinking all the way now..... only 4 runs left!!

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