Wow, I was so happy after W1R1. I had such a big sense of accomplishment after months of delaying (due to fear and excuses) the start of this programe. It was great to feel accompanied by Laura and to know I only had to run for 1min at a time. Hey, I could do this! The flowers looked lovely in the park, I loved the cold on my face and I felt alive. These sensations were amazing! I found the music kinda funny so had to almost concentrate more on not laughing than my running. It was great.... And then the next days the achy legs started. But that was ok and I still looked forward to R2. How different that was to R1 though. The backs of my legs were tight, my breathing was laboured and it put me in a funk. The flowers were no longer looking lovely, and I felt clunky and far from happy. I was surprised how both my physical and mental capacity affected each other. Admittedly I did feel pleased that I finished but started to doubt my ability. After R3 I still have doubt (big doubts in fact) that I'll ever crack this running lark (I have tried in the past but without this C25K plan, which I think is just brilliant right now). But I'm determined to stick at it - and then I'll know for sure if my body/mind isn't meant for running... and I should take up swimming...or golf!
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