Thank you to everyone who responded to my ‘scared’ post. I was overwhelmed how many people bothered to read/reply.
So......I did it! I’m a treadmill runner and with it being the long bank holiday, I had the work gym to myself. I really tried to psych myself up beforehand and was sort of looking forward to it!
I put on 5 of my favourite running tunes and used those to gauge my progress. I slowed down even more than usual, but still only 0.2mph slower than my ‘usual’ pace for shorter runs.
I won’t lie, it wasn’t easy. After 5mins I had crampy calves. But I kept going. The C25K voice (Michael Johnson) helped, although I’d love it if he interjected a bit more. By the end I was comfortable and felt I could’ve gone on for another couple of minutes.
It feels like a huge hurdle has been overcome today. I feel more confident about what’s to come and am even considering repeating that run over the weekend out in the big wide world (where people could see me 😳)
Thank you for your support!