Hi everyone! So, I started C25k 3 weeks ago, but it took 2 weeks to complete week 2 due to a slight knee injury. So last night I did run 1 of week 3. I must admit, I was a little daunted when I saw I would be running for 3 minutes! I had read a few posts in here yesterday to determine others feelings on it. But, after waiting 5 days to start this week (last run was Wednesday as had to give knee's extra recovery time) I was excited to test out my new running shoes. What a difference they made!
So, my old shoes were Asics Kayano 16, I didn't feel I had used them that much and I do remember paying through the nose for them.... but when I Googled them they were released in 2010, and I know I got the new spring summer colour at the time!! Wow, who knew it was that long ago since I last took any form of exercise seriously.... but in that time since then I have gotten married, had my daughter in 2012 and then had my son last year. Time does fly when you're having fun and sleepless nights.
The difference in the feel of my new shoes was amazing, they are the same level of support as my old but it is clear that my old ones have lost that support they came with. I felt like I was running on little orange clouds! As you can see, they aren't hard to miss!
The first 90 second run was a little hard on the knee's, but then the 3 minute run... well it was a breeze! The final 3 minute run left me way too far from home as I totally over estimated the distance I would be doing, I hadn't realised that it works out to quite a short session overall. It took me a good 10 minutes to walk home after the cool down had finished. Tomorrow I think I will go out and then turn around at the bell rather than aim for a circuit.
I do find it funny though that I did seem to bump in to the same guy on 2 of the walking stints, he must look at me and wonder why I am in running gear only to be walking *he was running on both occasions*. I also found myself holding my head up high and proud when I ran past 3 super slim teenage girls out walking their dog, and then ran past again on the final 3 minute session... I think out of the 2, I was happier running past the much younger and slimmer girls than I was the running man.
Overall I have to say I am mega chuffed with my little self. I am positive that I can even see a difference in my figure too. Now, the next new purchase will be some new running tights, but I need to set myself a target to reach to have them as a reward. The trainers were a medical requirement, the tights I am not sure I can use that as an excuse for...