W1R1 done

Well I did it, I started again I would put a huge smiley face on here but I don't know how.

I had a serious battle with myself this morning, I'm sure most of you know what I mean: I'll just water the greenhouse; I'll just wash the pots; the washer only has 20 minutes to finish, I'll go after I hang the washing out. Those were my actual thoughts this morning but when I got to the last excuse I thought either you're doing it or you're not - DO IT so I did.

The route I chose is a quiet housing area so no-one would be around to see me. There is an incline up with a little hill at the top followed by the incline down for when I'm tired. Sadly the little hill was a run, naturally It should have been a walk but things don't work that way.

Anyway I did it and it was much easier than the first time I did the programme as, that time it took me 4 weeks to do week 1. If I could bottle the way I feel at the moment depression would be a thing of the past.

Next run early Saturday morning.

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  • Hold that feeling... keep it in your head... :) Bottle it and take that bottle top of every time you feel you need to. :)

    Well done you... out there and doing it... let anyone see you... you are there... you are running... :) 

    You have done this once, so go with it again...no pressure, you know what to expect.. you know you can go as slow as you like! you know you can do it!

    You are  a runner :)

  • Well done :)

    I'm not saying it lightly...following the programme, getting outside, getting fitter, gaining confidence and that regular rush of endorphins really can battle mental health issues and maybe not completely slay them but certainly keep them in a more manageable position.

    Good luck xx

  • That's so great, you've done the hardest part. It will be easier from here on, keep posting..

  • Well done, the hardest part is the starting of it. 

    My route is a flatish cricket pitch so not to much uphill work. Once I reach the end of week 9 and I feel more comfortable ( hopefully carting around less weight as well ) I will then realign my goals.

  • well done, hardest bit is now done just keep it up!

  • Good start ! Yep, it is hard , but sooo worth it .

    First one chalked off, keep going ! :-) xxx

  • It is so easy to keep putting it off. I found that too when I did the programme and ran at night. Nowadays I've begun runningvin thexmornings. I am not saying it is easier getting out of bed and heading out but I definitely can't put it off. Up and out the door 10 mins later. I don't wake up properly till I am at the end of the street.

  • Woo-hoo!  You did it!

  • Well done! I missed just a couple of runs and was shocked at how negatively that affected me. 

    A run every (other) day keeps the blues away :-).

  • Congratulations! I just did my W1R1 today - like you I've been procrastinating like mad, but felt just great afterwards. Next challenge for us is to ensure W1R2 gets done on Saturday. :-)

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