Week 6 run 2 eludes me!

After all my talk about how fabulous my running makes me feel I have to tell you the urge to run has gone. I've had a constant headache for the last 3 days and just not feeling myself. Hoping this will pass and as I've got a week off from work I will make up for lost time. My new trainers are in the porch shouting at me every time I pass them and making me feel sooo guilty. This relationship with c25k is a struggle at times. X

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  • It is a bit of a set back, but only a bit. It will not take you anything like the time you probably fear to get back to the fitness level you were at before the headache/feeling poorly.

    The hardest part will be getting back into the confidence/motivation level to simply gear up and go out the door the first few times - once you are actually out there, the run takes care of itself. Might be a 'short' or a 'long' run, 'fast' or 'slow', 'practice' or 'success' - but a run is a run is a run :)

    Wishing you the many happy miles that are in your future :)

  • Thank you so much Irish John wise words I must say. This is why I love this forum, I judge myself constantly but you wonderful people encourage no matter what. I'm staying positive and will let you know when I've accomplished the elusive week 6 run 2! X

  • Judgments don't belong here ! :) We are all in this together - we may run on our own but we never run alone :)

    Keep running with us :)

  • If you're feeling poorly and a 3 day headache, sounds more than just a little nuisance, it's hardly surprising motivation has taken a hit. It would for me and I'm guessing others too. As Irish-John says, a run is a run is a run and I think it is Irishprincess who coined the phrase a jogette. Why not try a little run or jogette, or let's even call it a trainer running in session?

    If you have some time off you can schedule it in a little easier than in the midst of a working life. I hope you feel better soon and happy running for the next time you go out.

  • It was.. it was her majesty! A jogette....a personal favourite!

  • For starters, I know how you feel! ๐Ÿค—

    I think it was when I did wk 2 back in June (so you can see how long it's taking me), I did it on one of our hottest days and had the worst headache that I've had in a while. I think my recovery from that took about 4 days and then what with work and doing the 10,000 steps per day in June, (oh I love a challenge, but not that one again, lol), that I didn't go running or continue my podcast until much later.

    Plus, like you, you're dying to get back out there, but sometimes our motivation is just swiped from you/us. It was the same for me, plus battling other things in my life as well, I'd think, oh I can't be bothered with this running and could easily not do it.

    I think too much about things too, so lately, (and this is a practiced thing), I just get in from work, change into my gear and get back out there with my earphones on and podcast ready to go. I try not to think about how I feel and just do it straight away. It's so easy to not go out, but when you're feeling better next, don't think about what your next run is, just put your trainers on and go for a brisk walk for ten minutes. Break into a short jog for as little or as long as you can and just set your timer on your phone or your stop watch and if you achieve 5 minutes, it's 5 minutes more than before.

    This is a good motivator (for me at least, one who isn't easily motivated haha).

    All the best, cos I suffer with headaches and they're enough to put you off anything for a while x ๐Ÿค—

  • Me too...dodgy heads part of my life, is a pain in the a** so know how you feel. Like quirkybee ๐Ÿ I too just get out there before I have chance to be talked out of it. Hope you feel better soon

  • Hi Nozza, just wait til you feel better before going out for your next run. As irish John says you won't have lost much fitness and your best effort will be good enough๐Ÿ˜Š

    Hope you feel better soon. My throat is scratchy and I have headache too.๐Ÿ˜•x

  • Thankyou ladies! I'm going tomorrow first thing!! I'm determined xx hope you feel better too Jan

  • Aw thanks Nozza and good luck๐Ÿ˜Šx

  • Jan can I ask you, do you take your dog on your runs? I take my two because I run up the fields but might start running through the lanes (no curbs) but don't want them to hinder me x

  • Hey hope u feel better soon x I take my pooch sometimes... he's got the hang of it now and keeps to my pace... the likkle monkey use to run full steam ahead as soon as I set off (not a bad thing at times pulling me along) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ so as long as they don't trip you up they are great company x

  • Great thanks Julie!! I suppose they've got to get used to what I'm doing otherwise they'll miss out. Up the field they are off their leads but it will be different in the lanes.. I'll give it a bash and see xx

  • ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพlet me know how it goes ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

  • No, my girl is 14 now and we used to do agility which was fantastic fun, but she doesn't even break into a trot now. Sleeping is her fave pastime, and eating๐Ÿ˜†..

    There are plenty of runners on here who do run with their dogs though.๐Ÿถ

  • Heal..... and feel.... ready to start and fit to run:) Just rest up... we do not lose fitness that easily! The runs will be waiting and your shoes will be raring to go!

  • Thanks oddfloss. I'm feeling better this afternoon.. my headache has eased and I'm feeling more positive..haven't had any painkillers since this morning so hopefully I'm on the mend.. x

  • Well I did it! I took all your advice onboard, headache went yesterday so got up this morning and just went without giving myself time to think. Decided not to run up the fields as the grass is long and wet now and I realised this is making my run much harder. I left the house and headed towards the lanes with my 2 little dogs. After a few wee stops on my warm up (the dogs not me) I started to run, slightly anxious that I'd trip over them or get hit by a car. In fact they were brilliant, as I run slowly they just had to trot. I completed my two ten minutes run and got back to my house safely. I've come to the conclusion that running on the road is a lot better and easier. No hidden holes and wet grass slowing me down. Thankyou for all your fabulous support yesterday it was just what I needed!! Xx

  • Well done Nozza03! I agree that it is easier to get up and go first thing in the morning, otherwise I make excuses, if I leave it. Did you feel better for the run?

  • Oh yes it's incredible what it does for your state of mind isn't it? I get a bit scared before the run like I'm worried I'm not going to be able to make it but I always do! Still not built to be a natural runner but can definitely feel my stamina improving. I want to go again this morning to catch up on the run I missed but realise this isn't a race and having a few days off isn't the end of the world. How's your running going? What week are you on? X

  • I ran week 8 run 1 this morning. I try to run every other day, but if I need to I will have an extra day off sometimes. I see you take your dogs. Do they enjoy it? I took one of mine on my previous attempt (stopped after w3 as sore knees) and she loved it and was really good, but this time I haven't taken her, as I just wanted to focus solely on the running.

    I always feel more energised all day after a run, do you?

  • Yes! Yesterday I was so energetic after my run, I was busy all day but today I'm laying on the sofa watching 'catch up' on the tv thinking off all the stuff I need to do. The blinds are still closed haha. Will go again tomorrow morning. It will be the 25 minute run which I'm very scared of. I'm determined to do it though and just know I'm going to feel great after it.

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