My feet survived!

I have completed week 2 run 3 today. The humidity was a killer, I normally run about 6am and the air is generally quite fresh - didn't like the heat at all - its put me right off the beetroot I had planned for lunch!!

My feet were certainly uncomfortable but interestingly feel better now I am home and rested and the one with the temporary support is much improved so fingers crossed that I have found the answer. I stayed on the soft grass in the park too instead of heading for the farm tracks, definitely softer underfoot and a more level surface too so less foot twisting. Also meant I didn't have to cross the lake that has formed in the corner. Our village is becoming very close to being cut off, both roads to the village are currently flooded and we are expecting more storms later :-(

Given the problems I am having with my feet I don't feel ready for week 3 yet, I need to be more confident so am going to continue with week 2 until I am happy. Think I am going for c25k in 18 weeks not 9!!

8 Replies

  • It doesn't matter a jot how long it takes - you are out there running ! How amazing is that. Glad the feet survived - they will gradually get used to it!

  • We are off to Thetford Forest with our little caravan next week so I'm looking forward to going out with Laura somewhere different which is another reason I want to hold back until I'm ready to move forward. Good grief is c25k also teaching me patience but the running shoes are definitely coming with me!

  • Enjoy - one of the pleasures of running is getting to see new places in a different way.

  • Hey, it can take as long as you want it to take - every run is a victory!

  • That's great Oldpossum - so glad your feet are feeling better . Have a great time away and enjoy the change of scenery on your runs. 😄

  • Just go and do it, whatever "week" you choose. The sense of progress is real, not imagined. I never thought I could do it. In fact, I had the idea that I was not designed for running. Not to say that I haven't had setbacks recently (tho all self inflicted)but just amazed at what the programme can do. Good luck!

  • I too have used the phrase "I am not designed for running". But I'm working on it now and it feels good!

  • Go, go you!

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