Just wanted someone to give me a lift really, and tell me I'm doing this 'running lark' to benefit myself!!!
I actually graduated just over a month ago and have continued running 3 times a week, 30 minutes for 2 runs, and slowly building up the time on my weekend run to what now stands at 42 minutes and 5.16km....
Well this was the 2nd try at C25K, as on the 1st attempt I tore the cartilage in my knee and was told to stop for 6 weeks, which I did, started again, and here I am now.
Well, whilst chatting to family members last night, I mentioned that my knee was hurting again, and was told that I should stop this 'jogging business' as all I was doing was injuring myself, and it was doing me no good! I was rather shocked, and said the exercise was indeed doing me good, and getting me off the couch and making me happy! I was then asked when I was due to finish the programme, and when I replied that I had indeed finished it over a month ago, was asked, why on earth are you still jogging then, if you have done what you set out to do!!!!
When I said that I was hoping to continue, and run for longer distances, and I was now running in the region of 3 miles plus, I was told, "3 miles, that's not really a Marathon is it?" I did reply that no it wasn't, but that I had gone from hardly running for 1 minute to running for 42 minutes in a little over 3 months, I was mighty chuffed with myself!
Sorry for the long story, but just feel very deflated today, and actually not on top form for my run later today... (I do have an appointment at the GP on Monday so will discuss my knee pain then!)
Thanks for listening!