Some would say obsessive I would say dedicated. I take 1 or 2 non run days between each run and try really hard not to miss one. I think because I am a relatively new runner ( I will believe I am truly a runner when I can celebrate my graduate anniversary in Nov) I have a an unfounded fear that if I miss several runs I will lose all that I have gained and be back to week 1 fitness . Is this something others have experienced?
Yesterday was a run day , I walked up to town and back for the Monday market, played badminton for 2 hours, gardened for an hour , walked back up to town for pilates in my running gear. I ran back home which was disappointingly only 15 mins instead of my usual 30 . Now I have written all this not to boast about my active life but to try and understand my obsessive/ dedicated need to run when I have told myself it’s a run day . I felt cheated by only doing 15mins and I am fighting the urge to do another 15mins today to make it up.
Perhaps I’ve just got addicted to that amazing feeling of ZING that I get after a run? I’ve found that this programme has increased my fitness more than I expected. Our local sportspark runs classes for over 50s which I have been going to for many years but now I find myself joining the regular classes as the others often seem too sedate . Can this couch to 5k programme be the secret elixir of youth???
If you have recently started this programme I hope that you stick with it and find all the knock on benefits that come along too. This aged crone wishes she had started many many years ago .