this is my first post on here but I have enjoyed reading everyone elses posts to gain some motivation.
So I used to run quite a bit a few years ago but I lost my running buddy so stopped and have decided to start again. I went out mid afternoon today to run around the local lake and was surprised to find it was full of familes out walking with their dogs and I felt very self conscious like everyone was looking at me. At the moment I am only running for 1 minute before you stop and the pavement was quite frosty and icy in places so found myself jumping onto the grass verge which was starting to get a bit muddy. How does everyone else deal with frosty/icy pavements? I felt I couldnt relax totally as I was constantly looking out for any icy bits.
I do feel very pround of myself for getting out there and doing and it and not turning round and heading for home when I realised how icy it was. I was listening to Laura on the podcast and she was very motiviating. The local council are starting a Couch to 5k group on 14th Jan so I am hoping to join that so that perhaps I will feel less self consious!