Couch to 5K

Day 2 of Week 1

I thought I would post bout my progress even though I'm only on week 1 as it may help someone else. Today was scheduled as my 2nd day to walk/run and originally I planned to run this morning but after a busy day yesterday decided I was too tired this morning & would run after work. I instructed my daughter to get me out running regardless of what time I got home or whether I said I was too tired (I know me well) I got home and can honestly say I was not looking forward to going out - it was dark, cold & I was tired; however, when I got home from work my daughter was already in her kit & warming up so I had to get ready & go. I am so pleased that I did as it felt a little easier than day 1. So, if you're motivation is waning, get your kit ready to go & ask a family member to kick you through the door even if you don't want to - you will feel so much better. Looking forward to Saturday for my 3rd day & really loving the program.

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Well done for getting out. It's hard when you don't really want to go, especially when you feel tired and it's dark outside. I look forward to reading about your progress as you go through this amazing journey - it's incredible!

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That's great and well done for sticking to the plan. It's so easy when it's cold to stay home but you'll reap the rewards of getting out there. Keep on keeping on :)

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Nice tactics! Well done :)

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Well done for getting out there! It's tempting to not go out when you get in from work - I find if I tell my other half that I am running when I get home it motivates me to actually do it (rather than get in and sit down with a cup of tea!). Looking forward to reading about your journey :)

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Mr Rainbow has always been fairly encouraging since I told him I'd started running - but as his mobility has worsened he seems to be keener for me to run and will almost shove me out of the door when I need it.

[editing to add:] so yes, having a running partner lined up and ready to keep you on track is a great way of keeping going and keeping motivated, as well as having fun together :)

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Great advice and lovely that your daughter is running with you🙂! As someone who graduated over a year ago and who is now in love with running❤,I love reading posts like this! Keep it up and don't forget to keep posting - the good, the bad and the ugly runs! We've all been there🙂🏃🏽‍♀️🙂

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Excellent post. Congratulations to your daughter for "making" you go. Glad you enjoyed your 🏃🏽‍♀️. 🤓

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Well done. It is so hard to motivate oneself in cold and dark. Just think how you will enjoy running in spring when you have graduated.

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Play some upbeat music as you get ready to head out, it helps me. You're right, getting changed really gets you out. However much you don't feel like it, once you're dressed for a run, you'll go out and do it. Just think you'll have graduated when the nice weather comes in spring :)

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