I know some of you regulars will not have forgotten me and my wondering when I'd have runners nipples (still don't, very disappointing) and legs like Xena Warrior Princess (also a no go but i have been told i must have, and I quote "good , strong quads" which must be somewhere around the leg area because it was a podiatrist who said so)
it is close to my first anniversary of finishing the c25k app so I thought i would pretend I was older and wiser and leave some tips for the new ones, reintroduce myself to the old ones and hopefully stick around for the foreseeable.
So, first of all, REST DAYS ARE REALLY,REALLY IMPORTANT. Yes, it's exciting and youve got all this new found energy, youre bouncing off the walls and its a lot more appealing than folding another tonne of washing BUT if you hurt yourself now you might not finish the program and you'll regret it so rest, don't give yourself paralysis, walk, cycle, swim, juggle just don't stuff yourself with cake or run every single day (yet).
Secondly , listen to your niggles, you can't run them off, (RICE, see GP) you are not failing, you are taking care of yourself so you can succeed.
and finally , if you're unlucky like me people will laugh , they will cajole and you will question whether or not you can continue. You can, after all soon you can chase them down or laugh hysterically as you spring past like the gazelle you have become. (I'm still waiting for that, hope is alive for this wonky legged llama)
I don't remember the last time i posted but it was ages ago and I have missed coming on and reading race reports and watching you all encourage new people to go out and be red faced and heavy breathe on everyone like an equal opportunity pervert.
Leaving the tag as it perfectly describes my running face.