Week 2,R1

Still blistering after the other day but plaster on and an extra pair of socks! The mid run struggle is still there but powering through - think it's some sort of mental block but that's a very different issue! I did get some tips from the office staff when I was on campus on Monday so tried to use those :) Feel a bit more human now with two runs (Week 1,R3 plus today) and a lot of sleep since I got home on Tuesday night! Weather forecast is utterly horrendous for the weekend so Run 2 looks like it's happening on Monday. Had an appointment with my GP this afternoon and she said doing it was a positive step mental health wise and I'm hoping that slowly,it's beginning to build a small bit of confidence back up after what's been a difficult summer.

Am I too early looking at my local Parkrun?


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  • Good to know when you're aiming for regarding park run dates. I found having a goalpost to run to each time really helped. I ran between the rugby posts actually lol! But each time it helped to look up and no how far was left to go. Keep going it gets better really quickly

  • I wouldn't be aiming for it until I've gone through the 9 weeks of the programme and feel comfortable I could do it,being in a small local place,people know you and all that sort of thing!

  • Well done for keeping going.

    You shouldn't really be getting blisters. One of your most important tools is decent running shoes and running socks - they should solve the problem.

    Your doctor is right to encourage you - you won't regret doing the programme!

  • It was a blister I picked up on campus so not whilst running :)

  • Perhaps need to wear your running shoes more then!

  • Hi mrsparkles32, we have ladies at our Parkrun who walk every week. If you're keen to get started, there's no reason why you need to wait until graduation, as you could do your 5 min warm up followed by your current weeks run, then walk the remainder of the 5k as your cool down. I waited until graduation before plucking up the courage to head down to Parkrun & really wish I'd gone down there sooner as they're a lovely bunch of people, but when your running along, it's a bit trickier meeting new friends - the ladies who walk enjoy talking to the volunteer tail runner who walks & chats to them for the duration (about 50mins or so) , as the volunteers rotate - which means new people to talk too 😆 whatever you decide, happy running 🏃

  • I don't feel properly ready at the moment to do a Parkrun,if I manage the longer runs (Week 5 onwards?),I would do it then but don't feel ready yet.

  • Haven't done Run 2 yet,get the feeling I'm doing this all wrong,folks think I'm doing it all wrong,going to try and get out before dinner and do Run 2,but losing heart.

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