After over a week of illness and getting better and a little longer weekend of motivation struggle, I finally put my shoes on with a lot of self-doubt and very little confidence. I left my dog at home, poor her, as I decided to concentrate on myself.
During first 3-min run I thought I'd die, but I survived. Then Laura said that I am supposed to run for 5 min, I was terrified, but decided to have a go. Surprisingly and very suddenly somewhere around third minute I've noticed that I started to run lighter and easier. This little kick of euphoria plant a seed of faith that I may complete this run after all. But, as life is not a straight green path, it occurred that even the rest /walk breaks may be a bumpy roads - I got a massive stitch that stayed even after the next 3-min run forcing me to stop for a moment and have a bend to allow my upper body just to hang and release most of the tension. It helped enough to get me through the last run. When Laura said that I finished today's run and it is time for cool down walk, I hi-fived myself in my thoughts and a big smile just flourished on my face. My emotions again took over me, and I did another approx. 1-min-vicotry-run
At this point, I need to say huge thanks to some of you. As your posts voiced in my head pushed me out the door, and keep me going when I thought I cannot make it.
Oldfloss - thank you for your post "The best thing about memories…? Making new ones."
Bigfatsal - thank you for your uplifting post after your W5R3 and sharing your
One of the forum member who wrote inspiration post about a girl running along the road construction seen by c5k car driver. I cannot find the post or the author If you know what / who I'm talking about please send me some hint how to find it.
In the end, I want to share my admiration for all of you who are running with some extra weight, who struggle with diseases, who are not so young in body any more (although still young in heart). Hats off! In theory I am quite fit, my mid 30s, with average weight, and still struggle a lot with runs, with motivation, just with myself. You are my heroes and unaware angels.
Thank you all!