Just back through the door and about to do my stretching / foam rolling routine... W9R3 done. Surprised how emotional I felt about that - had to blink back tears as I started running and again halfway through! I’d like to thank everyone on this forum, and especially the wonderful admin team. I may not post that much, as I’ve really no skills at making a run sound entertaining reading, and my own struggles have been nothing compared to what many of you have battled with to get to this point! But I’ve been inspired by your stories daily, and I’ve read and tried to follow the wonderful advice given by our generous admins.
When I started the programme weeks ago (more than 9 - there was the week away hillwalking, a few back issues, then last week the stinking cold...) I knew I wasn’t really starting from the “couch”, as I was already reasonably fit, and I had no weight issue to also battle with. It was thought very unlikely I’d ever be able to run again, though, as my fused spine disliked impact badly (for many years I struggled to even walk). I also have all my pulse coming from a pacemaker, with a little crystal inside it looking for increased arm movement to boost my pulse more. (So if you see a crazy woman madly throwing her arms around while running, please wave back - it’s probably me trying to get a higher pulse rate!)
I’ve already ordered my C25k club Tshirt, and shall wear it with pride. What next? Consolidation for a few weeks, then hopefully big school and the move up to the 10k training plan. I’d like to run by the sea on Wednesday, instead of just on pavements around our house for once. (As my usual daily supporter is the grinning garden gnome I pass outside someone’s front door, though, I’m wondering if I should go and ask him if he wants to come out for a day trip...😂😁) My husband’s then hoping we’ll start trying park runs. Not so sure about those yet, as I suspect I’m too competitive and will simply end up trying to run too fast at the moment. Maybe once I’m more confident that I can keep to my own pace...
Happy Running to everyone heading out today, and once again, thank you. ❤️ 🏃♀️🏃♂️😊