Couch to 5K

W8R3 - a question of momentum

It's funny how just an extra day's rest allowed for some self-doubt and laziness to creep in - last night I had almost convinced myself that it wouldn't be so bad to have another rest day - I guess that's those pesky gremlins trying to get the better of me. Feeling more determined this morning and so set off, but really had to work at it to keep the momentum going as voices kept telling me that I wasn't going to run for 28 mins - no!! 😮 The legs were struggling to find their rhythm too, but the loveliness of the woods won out, especially the leaves falling about my ears and the beautiful stillness. 🍂 Finally in the last few minutes I started to enjoy it and so kept going for a minute or so longer 🍁

What did I learn today? For me, the structure of running every other day - except at the weekend - means that I don't give myself the option of whether to run or not. And the loss of momentum on the run itself was the result of self-doubt, so from now on I'm aiming to enjoy a run, rather than just simply aiming to complete it 😉

Happy runnning everyone! 😄

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Sounds like a very positive attitude to adopt. I like that. :)


Thank you - I think positivity is the reason I've reached the point I have, plus the support of everyone here 🙂

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This programme is about so much more than running... we learn so much about ourselves too.

Well done you! Gremlins squished, a beautiful run and a happy runner. Perfick!


We learn every time we run, I find if I don't 'stick' to my routine, the gremlins start to multiply. So well done on getting out there and doing it


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