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So far so good

Pete1w
Pete1wGraduate

Well as you are probably all aware this is at least my fourth attempt at C25K. Up till now all is well and I can report no new injuries or strains or random pains in any areas of my body!! Just completed W3R1 and the 3 minute run was actually enjoyable. The only issue I have is that I'm not looking forward to my runs. In previous attempts I couldn't wait to get up and get running. This time each run day is a real effort to get up and out of the house to start the run. Oh well I shall keep going and everything crossed this time I get to graduate. Thanks all

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Positive thinking will always help. You'll see many other newbie runners out and about in the morning daytime and evening. If someone's going about the same pace as you, say hello and run along with them. It can be better running with someone buy your side. Just a thought. 👍☺️

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

I would hate it if someone did this to me 😂

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in reply to helenwheels

Great friendship can be made with a single word. 😀👌

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

NOT when I am running 🏃🏾‍♀️

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in reply to helenwheels

You may have a point. 😂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Have you checked this out..there may be some helpful advice there for you :)

Well done... set your gear out the night before.. plan your routes and maybe vary them slightly... and keep posting... we will support you!

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Don’t start the internal debate. Just go. No option. You’ll love it when it’s over 😊

Pete1w
Pete1wGraduate
in reply to helenwheels

Good thought. Once I'm actually out I enjoy the run it's just I don't look forward to it like I have on previous attempts. Maybe it's a phycological thing and I'm just waiting for the next injury to occur. Next run on Monday and I will enjoy it. I promise!!!!!!

I looked forward to every run when I started, got up really early and was out of the house as soon as I could. Recently though, like you, it's become a real effort to force myself to get out of bed on run days. The temptation to put it off until "tomorrow" is huge.

Once I've been running for a few minutes I do enjoy it though, I'm making fantastic progress and afterwards I'm always glad I made the effort to get out. I just have to remind myself of this in the mornings....

Pete1w
Pete1wGraduate
in reply to F4TMAN

I feel great once it's over and I know the long term benefits are huge. I'm going to change my mindset and relish the challenge. Thanks all for your help

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