So I know I come across as an emotional wreck but I know many of your have posted assurance that expressing emotion is a normal part of the C25K journey.
Today's run ended with me bubbling gently in the car on the way home.
This morning I crushed W5 R3 - look at all my worries/stress about it in previous posts! I set off and was quite cold, making a mental note to self that I must post and ask you all how you run with gloves without looking like a ***, maybe there's special cool running gloves or something, and before I knew it Laura was saying that was 5 mins.
Wow, I thought, I'll be able to do 10 mins then as I hardly noticed that was 5 mins as I was composing a post to HealthUnlocked in my head. Sure enough, 10 mins came and went so I saw a corner of the park to aim for so thought I would go for that and see if that got me to 15 mins - it did - and Laura was so gently encouraging that I saw another way marker to aim for....and I did it!! I didnt listen to the gremlins, I looked for the next marker to aim for, saw someone being pushed in a wheelchair and fancied myself overtaking them (I didn't).
And another first - I actually overtook walkers!!! I have said lots of times how slow I am, being a heavy lump (I had my teenage son saying to me just today, so are there 5Ks for fat people?) so I usually pace walkers but politely take another path through the park so they don't feel I'm a slow-jogging-stalker. Today I overtook two 'leisure-suited' young men - woo hoo!!!! I think they did slow their pace to let me do so, to be honest, but nevertheless I felt like a proper runner.
Week 6, I'm coming for you next week!!
PS look at my run route. OCD straight line people, head for the next post........