Even writing this title makes me cringe; I feel silly for being so insecure but I wonder if any of you felt the same when you started...
I have completed couch to 5k twice over the last few years. Unfortunately last year, after running solidly for two years, I broke my heel and had to stop running.
In that time, I graduated from university, moved to a different city and got a new job. Now settled and with a fully-fixed foot, I am ready to pull out my running shoes and start these brilliant podcasts once more!
However, I have one ridiculous worry and I wanted to know if any fellow couch-to-5kers have felt the same...
The two times before, I ran in the early morning. I hide away from commuters and school-runs and went through the first few weeks comfortable with the stop/start process.
However as my new job starts at the crack of dawn and being an early bird rather than a night owl, I would only be up for running early evening; peak time to face the folk I tried to avoid.
I know that this is completely down to my insecurities and most people I pass wouldn't bat an eyelid but I just thought I would put it out there and see if any of you felt the same way about stopping and starting in front of people whilst training for a full 30 minute run.