Starting over

So... I completed the plan last year and was enjoying it. Didn't complete any park runs but is something I can aim for in future I hope. I just didn't go out as regular as I should have although I did go out, not three times a week so it got harder and harder for me. Then after getting down to 110lbs just before we went to Florida I thought all was well. At a water park in Florida I slipped on the wet floor onto the bottom of my spine. Holiday and fitness plan ruined basically.

So here I am now and feeling better and am back on the plan. Will start week 2 tomorrow. Week 1 was easy for me but I wanted to start over from the beginning.

Hope everyone is well and stuck with it (unlike me!) I feel a bit of a failure. I am determined to get to the end of this plan and go out regularly.

Onwards and upwards :-D

6 Replies

  • Welcome back RQ.

    Sorry to hear about your setback, but you're back here and in the right place. So don't feel guilty or a bit of a failure. You are neither. You are a runner 'cos Laura told you so.

  • When you've been injured it can be hard finding your way back, but I'm sure all the friends you made first time round will be routing for you. Re-doing the program will be a great way of getting back into the running habit and you will have so much good advice to share with the newbies on the same week. It will be very interesting to see how your first experience of C25K compares with the re-run. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. :-)

  • It's a journey, not a destination. There is no fail. Welcome back.

  • the f word is not allowed here! You just had a set back due to injury and maybe could have benefitted from a plan for your post grad running. You've done it before and you'll do it again if you want to and everyone here will give you support on your journey back to graduation and beyond!

  • Welcome back, I too am on my second round of the programme after moving and giving up because i didn't know the area (3yrs ago), but i think last time prepared me better so good luck, i have had my graduation badge removed because i feel like I've given more this time and want a shiny new one when I graduate. You have an advantage on all the newbies though you know you can do it because you did it before, somehow it removes all the doubt you experience first time round Good luck I look forward to hearing about your progress :)

  • It's not failing! You're re-starting, so that's brilliant :) I'm on about my 6th re-start (I've graduated twice, I think!) - and the advantage is that you *know* how well the plan works!

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