W2R2: I am so pleased I have done the second run... - Couch to 5K

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I am so pleased I have done the second run of week 2 and to be honest it's not as bad as I thought. The worst thing about doing something like this, for me anyway, is the negative thought pattern before. I can't do this. It's too hard. And although it is hard puffing away on the running bits it's not impossible. Looking forward to Friday for final one of the week. My commitment is such that I'm cancelling a hair appt I made weeks ago to fit it in. Not sure how I'm going to manage next week's schedule. I'm on off peak membership at gym so may have to pay for a peak session to stick to schedule as I'm working all day on one of my run days. I think planning is key. After that week I should be ok for the next few weeks to keep to schedule. I'm telling myself this to keep going!!

Roll on April...

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Well done Happy walker. Sounds like you're hooked. :)

Don't get too hung up by the week thing. As long as you complete each run three times with at least one rest day in between (can be more if necessary) you are ready to move on to the next section. If you haven't been able to run for quite a few days and are worried about losing fitness then just repeat the last run you did again before moving on.

Although its a nine week program you can take as long as you need to complete it. As long as you are enjoying your running you are more likely to succeed.

Good luck with your next run. :)

Hi Happywalker, you are doing fab. You know you can do it, and you will. It's funny how we all look forward to our next run. I always feel on top of the world after I have completed a run, even if it's a bad run where I have push myself so hard to finish. It is such an achievement after each run and one step closer to graduation day.

You may have to change your name to Happyjogger or Happyrunner.

All the best for your next run, and keep on posting about your progress xx


Well done on your progress so far, those negative thoughts are never far away , look at the positives and carry on :)


Keep checking this site, other runners on here are really inspiring and make you believe you can do it too. Good luck with the programme, the weeks go by much more quickly than you think!


Hiya! Well done for starting and sticking to the plan. It's good that you're finding it do-able :-)

I know what you mean re: planning in your runs. We all have very busy lives! I run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays generally (Tuesday is after-school meetings, Thursday is parents' evening...). I think getting running into your routine is good because then you don't think of it as something extra you need to do, you just start thinking of it as something that you do, if that makes sense (?).

Good luck with the rest of the plan!! :)


Banish the negative pattern and introduce a new one... positivity is the name of the game!

Imagine... You are doing it.

Believe... You can do it.

Achieve...You have done it.


Go you! :)

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