Dah dah , thats run 2 of week 8 out of the way , quite unexpectedly or should i say more surprisingly ? I dont know . Todays run wasnt even meant to happen until tomorrow , it seems to take a little longer to get over these longer runs , or am i just being a wuss? This morning i was planning to walk from my house to the main post office in sutton, which from morden is about 2.8 miles , to go and hand in application for my 1st ever passport [ how i got to 55 without one i dont know lol ]. So as its a bit chilly ive got my running tights on with shorts , cos lets face it girls without them , tights dont look good on a bloke , and long sleeve compression top and t-shirt .
Anyway off i stroll and after about 10 mins of walking , think well if im going that far i may as well see how the legs are doing and i slide into jog mode .'' well done '' i hear you say , but boy oh boy what a mistake .i didnt take into account the terrain , my normal jog routes are normally fairly even with a couple off really AND I MEAN GENTLE] gentle slopes , but these were a bit more inclined than what ive been used to and closer together . It became a real battle of will and i might say stamina to see it through , Wrong clothing saw me getting all hot and bothered , i couldnt get my breathing right , it even got to the point where i deliberately sought a downhill final 3 minutes to see it through and extra 10 minutes to post office . But its done thats whats important . So 8 weeks in i should take comfort that todays effort was the 1st time since i started that i nearly sacked a run off , but i didnt so right now im feeling tired out but bloody chuffed and in theory ive only got 4 more runs to do to graduate.
Blimey how time flies , 8 weeks ago i was looking at the c25k plan and thinking youve got no chance son , look at me now , even at 17st i regard myself as a jogger [runner will come later ]. im a stone lighter im a whole ton better with my own self esteem and confidence and a whole heap happier. c25k may have lead me to being able to run for 30 minutes , but it has helped me loads to feeling better about being me.
when i started c25k i was 18st7lb im now down to 17st1lb 55 years old ex smoker ex boozer, you name it im ex it.
MY POINT IS IF I CAN DO IT , THEN SO CAN YOU , SO CAN ANY ONE . AS THE LOREAL ADVERT SAYS '' BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT''.
even when you feel you cant do it , all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and say no
anyway , ramblin on now ........laters