CATCHING THE RUNNING BUG!!

Catching the running bug are not words I ever in my life expected to come out of my mouth!!! I started as I promised myself last week and am still running!! I have had to repeat Week 1 Day 1 3 times as I was finding the breathing tough (I have mild asthma) but am now on Week 1 Day 2 and finished that this morning. I am out and starting the walk at 7am when it is quiet so I take my dog and we run and walk together. The only problem is if another dog comes along and Toby races away! I have started running in the local park as I found running on the pavements hard, the grass is much easier. I can now say I am starting to get the bug and I have convinced myself that repeating the week or day is not failure and I will get there in my own time. I would like to be able to run 5K within 6 months! And everyone will get the shock of their lives as I have told noone about this!!! Early morning with the sun out and birds singing and in the park is wonderful.

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  • Hi :) This so sounds like me. I'm on week 2 as well and on a rest day and thinking I really want to do a run today! I hope this feeling continues!

  • I know I cant believe it!! I still do 3 15 minute walks on my rest days with the dog and they are getting faster!!

  • Well done! I'm going to try and persuade ds to go for a walk later. He started week 1 with me but quickly got bored as he could keep running for much longer. I'm hoping to catch up with him so he will go out running with me.

  • Wow good for you! :) I have asthma too, but i find that taking a dose of salbutamol about 30m before a run prevents any asthma attack. Once in a while i do check if i still need it -- hopefully one day you can do without! Keep up the good work!

  • Thanks for the advice. I do try and remember a couple of puffs of my steriod inhaler and a couple puffs of the blue inhaler before I go out which helps. When the warmer drier spring/summer comes along it shouldnt be so bad, it is the damp that sets it off and in the early morning it is very dewy.

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