Don't really have much to report as this run felt about the same difficulty as last weeks as in I wasn't really pushed, I'm doing C25K only by reading the time on my watch to count the running and walking segments with no phone to listen to anything, I think if I ran with earbuds they wouldn't stay in. But i've managed to stay motivated, feel a lot more motivated this week than I did last week, can see changes in how my body has redistributed fat by giving me a flatter stomach and bringing in my love handles but this is perhaps due to the bit of light weights I do in my bedroom after a run. I had already lost the weight last summer through dieting so weight loss was never my motivation for running but i'm happier with how my body is looking.
I didn't purchase running shoes as they're all so very expensive and i'm not sure I can justify the purchase when I don't get aches and pains as it is, but nevertheless I combined two shoes into one by taking the comfy insoles out of one pair of trainers and sticking them into my shoes best suited for running, New balance 620's which are apparently retro running shoes but I've always just used them as fashion. I think the pains I experienced before was down to falling hard on my feet with each step but now that I'm getting used to running I just glide along the ground, and at 21 I think i'm probably less pre-dispositioned towards joint pain than runners who are older than me
I think I will manage run 2 OK but I'm worried about run 3 as everyone else was at this stage, but the program hasn't let me down yet. I'll need to see about downloading a podcast and getting these earphones to stay in for run 3 as it would be nice to have something to keep my mind off the time and stop me constantly looking at my watch. A watched pot never boils and all that
Thanks for reading