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W4R2

After attending a family get together last night (and turning down Wine and cake) I was actually looking forward to getting home for my Run... I set off in a happy space for my 5 min warm up walk turned a corner into the wind n slowly started the first 3 min jog when half way through those dam Gremlins told me my legs were too heavy to run ...... eeeek ... this C25k really is a battle of the mind.... I kept plodding away though n for the next min and half repeating the forums advise slow n steady .... slow some more keep running keep smiling.. same over and over right through the next walk time too until up came the 5 min run and with a huge deep breath and repeating "you've got this" I set off and although I huffed n puffed ( my breathing method is an issue) I kept going .... yay I did it wasn't so bad ... walk time again and that passed really quickly ( I think because my head was full of delight at running for 5 whole min.. ) next Run up (I think this was the 3 min run in the middle) and I don't believe it ... Off I set ... No Gremlins.... I was actually thinking about dinner and a glass of wine 😬 ....during recovery time several deep breaths were required and I could really have done with a towel I was sweating and pretty sure I was redder than a beetroot phew.... time for the last 5 min run.... deep breath ... off I go .... now my head is full of confidence... "last run .....you've done this already ....slow n steady.... head up eyes forward.... puff n pant....keep running keep smiling slow n steady.... hey your legs are still going your feet are kissing the pavement and yay I'm smiling... it's recovery time and W4R2 is done... I'm heading home for that cold bottle of water in the fridge.(the wine can wait) I'm delighted never have I actually enjoyed a run all be it 5 min .... every previous run has felt a mission and left me doubting I'll ever make it n here I am going from a excruciating 1min plod to actually enjoying myself..don't get me wrong.... I have so far to go and undoubtably I will struggle again and again on this journey but last night I experienced a good run and achieved a goal in fighting Gremlins and pushing forward all thanks to you guys n girls with your wise words wisdom and experience! I thank you all 💋

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ADDICT ALERT!!!!!

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😂Keep running keep smiling 😘

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Siren is screaming loudly -

Having refused cake and wine... and then ignoring the wine in the fridge... all the symptoms, it's hopeless Dr Watson, another runner has been created.

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@jancanrun lol I only ignored it until I'd recovered n had dinner 😬 then it called n called me... no will power where wine is concerned 😱💋

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aha, selective posting... although on second examination you did say it could wait, not that you wouldn't drink it. Cheers

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Go you!

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