Couch to 5K

Tell me I did the right thing....feeling like a failure

So I should have done W6R2 this morning, but I went to bed feeling but sick last night something I ate, not settled well all night.... So when alarm went off and I am still feeling queasy, I decided not to to do the run.

Now getting ready for work, still feeling queasy.... But feel like I've let myself down....

I made the right decision didn't I? After all there is tomorrow or tonight if I feel better......😔😢

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Definitely the right decision. Not a good idea to run if you're feeling sick. You've definitely got the running bug though!

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You've definitely made the right decision; don't beat yourself up about it. There is always tomorrow!

Hope you feel better soon x

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As said, you absolutely did the right thing. Don't run if you don't feel well- you know it'll just be a horrid slog.

You're not a failure, you're being smart. :)

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No. A real runner would have stumbled a hundred yards in misery and blown chunks all over the pavement. How can you expect to progress if you don't force yourself to train when you should really be staying in bed?

Actually not this. Of course you did the right thing. Don't even think of running tonight, either. 48 hours recovery from D&V symptoms. This is training, not self-abuse.

(er, that last bit came out wrong)

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Good to see you back, Rignold.

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So good to see you back x

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Rig, good to have you back :-)

would you care to expand on self abuse, or shall we just leave that statement hanging :-)

Kind Regards Nick

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Nick, if you don't expand on self-abuse, you're doing it wrong.

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You absolutely did the right thing!

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Definitely the right decision. You're running to make your body stronger and happier. Don't overload it, you need it for other things besides running!! Hoping you feel better soon Radleychick 🙂

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Thanks all, just felt sooo guilty..... Even though deep down I knew it was the right thing to do....and I guess that if I had tried and struggled I would have felt bad on two counts... For feeling ill and not progressing through the next run.

Have a good day all 😀

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Completely correct! If in doubt... walk away... time to run another day!

Feel better soon x

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Unless you particularly cherish the idea of throwing up on your trainers, yes, you did the right thing. The run can wait - the world (and your vomit-free trainers) will still be there tomorrow. Hope you feel better soon.

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One of the most important and often quoted lessons to learn is listening to your body................you did that. Well done!

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Why guilty? You are doing this for you. It matters not one jot how long it takes you to get through the programme. You're doing really well, you want to be out there but the body says ' not today'. A couple of days delay is nothing in your running career.

Get better first, then enjoy your running.

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You have not let your self down. You need this time to recover. Smile and when you are ready, go for it. 😃

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Not a race to finish the programme. Let your body heal and I hope you feel better soon. Go carefully.

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An extra rest day or two can be a great break for your body.

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If it's any consolation, I ended up completely skipping a run last week when I had a very strange 24 bug with nausea and a fever and it was a struggle to walk 100m. I went on my next scheduled run, and it was absolutely fine (I had felt 100% for 24 hours before attempting to run).

You won't lose your fitness if you have a longer gap between 2 runs. Don't feel guilty, just get better and then get out there again, starting with the run you were going to do.

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Thanks all for your words of wisdom and support, I'm feeling bit better no so think I will see how I feel tomorrow, and then get back on track.😃

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No you are not. Its best to listen to your body. Remember doing something more than you feel comfortable with 'may' (and probably will) make it worse in some way.

The whole idea I think is to go at your own pace. If I feel 'off' then I would rather recover and do it later, even if it means taking one set back before doing it. For example do the W6R1 again before going to the run 2. That way you can know if you are OK or need more rest.

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Thanks Andy, I did run 2 today, which I managed bit slower than I would've liked but glad I rested yesterday. Will see what happens with run 3 Friday.

Hope things are getting back to normal now festival over! 😀

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Me to. To be honest I am champing at the bit to give run 3 a go but need to wait until Friday morning.

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😀 I will be virtually running with you then - good luck 😄

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Yes I will probably be a few hours before you.

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you did the right thing well done so tempting to push when not well. let it pass and then finish your weeks running :-)

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Thanks I did rest and finished week 6 today ! 😄

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Great stuff ! Well done Radley xxx

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brilliant well done 😊

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