I need to get back out there!

I have done so well getting off the couch and running on Mondays and Thursdays to fit in with work and kids. Week before last I was so proud running 4.3 miles in 44 mins on Monday and a 3 mile in 30 mins thursday after a night shift. Sadly this week I have had a rubbish cold with dizziness so running has been out. Hubs got me a garmin forerunner but it has sat on the side. I need to get out again tomorrow but I am really worried I have lost it and will find running a hard slog. I still have a croaky voice and cough but feel guilty prolonging it for longer.......

Skip

Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

4 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Don't stress, honestly you won't lose much fitness after such a short break... but make sure you are feeling fully well before trying again.. don't lose your enthusiasm.. and you will be back in no time :)

  • Glad you feel a bit better.

    Best thing, GET OUT THERE !!

    You might wish to use 2 weeks before,

    (3 miles in 44 mins ??!!??)

    AND THEN the program from where you left off.

    (OR Build yourself up again, from the 2 weeks before.)

  • Just get out there and run! Run walk if you like. Take your watch with you and just have fun ☺

  • Well I did it!!! This morning after taking the kids to school and the dog for a walk I finally got myself out of the door. Unfortunately hubs (my running partner and motivator, ex military runner) was at work so I had to go it alone. I had a route in mind, walking if needed or short cuts if necessary. But I did the whole route, all 3.65 miles of it in 38 minutes. I had to dig deep a couple of times and slow my pace for the inclines but I ran all the way. Well except when a pesky yappy dog tripped me up! And I also smiled as I watched the beautiful dappled sun shine through the trees. I loved it!! Thank you for encouraging me on......week 7 on my couch to 5k and I am still going.

You may also like...