Well, I arrived back home yesterday evening and so I decided to finally start my C25K programme today as promised.
It took a little longer to actually get started as my little iPod shuffle that I had uploaded all the podcasts onto wasn't playing ball. It started off with Laura welcoming me to week 5, so I hit the back button and was welcomed to week 2! Another hit of the back button welcomed me to week 9! I did eventually find the correct one and soon had Laura welcoming me to the programme and week 1.
As I had a letter to post while I was out, I set off walking up towards my local post office. By the time I had the correct podcast playing, I had already done the 5 minute warm up walk, but I continued to listen to Laura and walked for another 5 minutes before finally upping my speed to a gentle jog when instructed...was I then glad Laura said, "You've completed your first run, you can go back to walking for 90 seconds!"
I guess I'm no different to anyone else in saying that after completing that first little run I was very thankful I could just walk again as I was already puffing! At that point I wasn't looking forward to hearing Laura say, "Ok, time for your next run!" But, inevitably that time arrived a lot sooner than I would've liked but I got on with it and did indeed 'jog on' again!
Apart from puffing a lot harder than I've done in many a year the only issue I had was during my 2nd running phase I was confronted with a very wide and long puddle at the entrance to a road underpass...with no way around it, I decided to just splash my way through and found it was actually deeper than I thought!! (It was only about 3 inches deep, but until I actually landed in it I thought it was only an inch or less!) As I continued jogging, I had visions of that episode of The Vicar Of Dibley!! lol
So, I kept up with Laura's instructions and finally completed the first run of the first week and will now have tomorrow off before doing it again for my 2nd run on Tuesday.