Couch to 5K

Non run day #1

Having read somewhere that you should "run" a day then have a rest day or do something else, so this morning with beautiful sun shining in my kitchen I decided to walk the route we took yesterday on our Week 1, Day 1 "run", to see how long it would take me to just walk it...

It looked very chilly out so wrapped up warm in a fleece and a thin jacket, scarf etc and off I went striding out into the sunshine, I didn't get far when I met one of our neighbours out with his little dog on his way back from his morning stroll, we chatted for a couple of minutes about who was where over Christmas, wished him a happy new year etc then off we went in opposite directions, him home to a warm drink with his paper, me onwards.

I went round the corner where a car was half parked on the path, half on the road, so thought I'd cross the road to the path on the other side as it was in the sunshine.... Oh dear, all the rain from yesterday had frozen, I did a spectacular skid, I thought I was going to do the splits! When I looked up, giggling to myself a further gorgeous neighbour was looking most concerned in my direction to see if I was ok. I brushed myself down, gave her a hug, wished her a happy new year, chatted for a few minutes before promising to behave myself on the rest of my walk.

It took me more than an hour to complete the route I'd taken yesterday, I did slip on a few more bits of black ice, stopped and chatted with friends I'd not seen in a while out enjoying the lovely early morning sunshine.

I won't be running in the ice, my balance isn't up to it! I think I'll have to do some days on a treadmill, I will however most definitely be doing my walk days locally,

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Brilliant post. I enjoyed reading that. 😀 I think you are being very sensible to consider running on a treadmill if there's black ice around. Happy running! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻👏🏻👏🏻😀😀

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Definitely don't run on ice - you don't want an injury. Walking on rest days however is a great idea. Are you using the podcasts for the programme? They explain that rest days are a key part C25K as your muscles repair and strengthen. Activities like cycling, Pilates, yoga or swimming are all great too.

Good luck with the running.


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