Plus One

Unofficial run this morning. Phone call from daughter asking me to bring her something at the bus stop. She suggested I drive.

Now the bus stop is only a couple of hundred meters away but uphill. I thought I can run this.

So I start running, faster than usual, without a warmup and without Sarah to coax me on - freestyle! 3/4 of the way up the hill I realise I have a long way to go in my fitness - on the up side 6 months ago I would have jumped in the car.

Attitude is everything.

Skip

Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

10 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Well done for trying. At least next time you’ll know you have to walk before you can run 😊

  • It sure is! A warm up though is wise or you can pull something oh so easily, especially uphill. Still, needs must 😃

    Now you can run you can literally run errands, nip to the shops, the post office, the garage, the dentist. Everything opens up til you're running everywhere and leaving the car at home. I found that shops previously too far away are now just a run away so,I,don my cheapo backpack and I'm off 🙂🏃‍♀️👍✔️

  • I really need to look at a backpack, one of the runs I actually want to do when I'm running outside is to run along the canal to my mothers house (5.7km down the canal path with the last couple 100 metres on the road.

  • I think given it was a hill too, it's not only attitude but altitude! It is great though that your mindset changes in the programme, it's changed my life, a 5km walk - bring it on. Glad no problems after your impromptu sprint. Good luck and happy running next time out

  • A bit worried as it was a rest day!! Ha ha! W6R2 tomorrow - on the flat!

  • I got my cheapo backpack from Lidl. It's a cyclists one and it's fab I prefer it to my running one I take it hiking too !

  • Well done..mind was willing but maybe should have done warm up walk there and run back!! 🤣

  • On Monday I had to nip back to the car for something I needed at work so I set off at a jog. Got most of the way there before the boob jiggle stopped me. What a difference from the sports bra!! A girl can only run as fast or as far as her bobs allow.....

  • So true!!! Strap em down!!

  • One problem I don’t have!!

You may also like...