Week 5 Run 1

Had to have a little break following completion of Week 4 due to some travel over the weekend. Back home today and wondering could I just go straight on to Week 5 having had a break of 5 days? I was feeling confident so gave it a go and here I am sweaty, but accomplished!! I am starting to love the feeling of running ... I never thought I would say this but it is making me buzz :) - I am STILL running around my lounge having not had the balls to go to a gym or to run outside. By the end of this week, I will need to do one of them I think! Worried coz in a couple of weeks I have a surgery and will be out of action for a week at least. Anyone else had this issue?


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  • Look at it this way, it will be a very good thing to go into your surgery fitter, I am sure it will help your recovery time. I can't imagine running inside, you mean just that, not on a treadmill? Have you got a large living room? I would have to jump over the dogs and trip over the cats on each circuit. Try going out very early or late, to help you build confidence, I was so shy at first I tried to find an unalarmed back door to the school that I was living in so no-one saw me! Now I run in my local park were everyone knows us (we are the only foreigners living here). Hope you do get out soon, it is so lovely to see the changes happen, I started in Spring with the first blackthorn blossoms and now run through a rose garden as part of my route. Good luck with the surgery.

  • Ah read your older posts, so a large living room and a cat! I live in Bulgaria, right down on the Greek border so it can be hot here, but I have been lucky to find a shady park, I thought it would be a bit small but the paths round the outside is just one km, how lucky is that? The only people here who run are the members of the local football team, in the last few weeks I have seen a grand total of I think three other runners, apart from me and my husband. So a wobbly 59 year old in bright running gear must be astonishing. I was very shy, but I get cheered on by the locals. I guess they just expect foreigners to be weird. Ignore those skinny bots at the gym, if you can, you have a right to your fitness too.

  • Thanks for your kind words Lily :) I think the gym is calling. It is just not practical outside, for one thing the pollution is so bad and I am borderline asthmatic with a million allergies. No parks honestly. I am living in the concrete jungle for the time being :/