...............I've only gone and got jogger's nipple - my right one to be exact!! Not sure if there is an emoji for this
I hadn't noticed any dryness or discomfort until i was at work today and my nipple was itchy. So i duly obliged without giving it much thought. After an hour or so I noticed my shirt was discoloured and without panicking immediately thought my nipple had fallen off. Had a quick peek - no still there but as raw as raw can be. And very sore even with the shirt just resting on it - almost as saw as a paper cut and we all know there is nothing worse than a paper cut!
I went off to the shops to get a plaster to pop over the offending nip whilst also trying to hid the ooze on my shirt. This led me to grab the first box of plasters I saw and went back to the office to pop one over the inflammed little chap. Bollocks - in my haste I'd only gone and picked up a box of corn plasters!
They would have to do they were round and covered the fella - and they worked a treat. I wasn't sure what effect the corn plaster would have on the lumpy bumpy and again with complete calmness removed the plaster at home fully expecting to see the nipple resting in the plaster, Thankfully it was still stuck to my chest (never had any doubt )
With two plasters in place I set out on the run and it was great - definitely getting easier. The weather was cooler tonight, more of a breeze and I settled into the run within the first couple of minutes - breathing settled down legs were OK - iron maiden first up on the shuffle 'Run to the hills'.
Last week I started using a running app to monitor the distance/pace etc. I did start the app at the start of the walk and turn it off at the end of the run. This week (since MJ believes I am now a runner!!) I thought I should start the app when I start running. A slight discrepancy between the app and MJ over times but according to RunKeeper I ran for 29mins 59s by the time I stopped the app and the distance was 4.87km. I am so stoked!!
At Easter I gave up smoking and after a couple of weeks found C25K and thought it would help me to focus on something other than giving up smoking. BTW I am proof that quitting is easy - I have done it so many times in the past Really it is not easy. But if anyone, anyone had told me then that I would be on the verge of running 5km in 30 or so minutes - there is no way I would have believed them.
I've lost half a stone of junk from the trunk and feel soooo much better. I'm so pissed that I didn't find this program earlier.
Also this forum has been invaluable - the advice, experience support encouragement that is evident here is heart warming, life affirming and above all makes you realise there is nothing that cannot be achieved with the help and support of others.
For everyone starting out - well done you are on the way to changing your lives - to those that offer support - thank you are all stars.
Counting down the next 4 runs - God and nipples permitting