Week 2 completed!!: As the title says, week... - Couch to 5K

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Week 2 completed!!

LolaMac81
LolaMac81Graduate
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As the title says, week 2 done and dusted and today it was my turn to motivate the wee man into pushing on! He was not feeling it at all tonight which is surprising considering how fit he is - still, I guess we all have days where we CBA. Bless him, he kept at it but is nervous to start week 3.

I've made a decision though that we will start a local C25K that starts on Saturday ... I'll feel much happier running in a group when it's dark so even though it's effectively going back a couple of steps, I think it makes sense at this time of year.. the offspring is happy as it means his dreaded week 3 can be tried but then we'll go back to week one to build up some more before doing it for real!

I'm still loving it!

The time and distance on my strava pic isn't totally accurate as a couple of times I've forgotten to set it going but even still the figures stated are WAY better than sitting on the couch so I am feeling very proud of us right now.

I even stopped to fix a kids bike today but then picked straight up and the kids were then cheering us on, high fiving my son as he ran past. Definitely made me smile ๐Ÿ˜ at the start of it all, the thought of running in front of other people was like my worst nightmare.

Happy runner over here

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Group running can be fun, and youโ€™ve now conquered the fear of being seen... so for me it seems itโ€™s loudest possible shirt on for Saturday to make sure nobody misses seeing you!

Your lad is lacking confidence, and so the reboot will show him lots of people are in the same boat... that will be a positive.

Keep loving it... canโ€™t wait until you two graduate.

LolaMac81
LolaMac81Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Me too!!

He definitely is short in confidence... I was so proud of him though, at one point I said to him "if you feel you need to walk then don't feel like you're not allowed to" (he had said his leg was hurting) and he was like "No! I can't quit!" Bless him!

Tbf to him, we'd been out on a walk for a couple of hours this afternoon so maybe that plus a run this evening was just a step too far. I'm sure he'll do great in the group (hi viz jackets at the ready ๐Ÿ˜‚). I asked him if he wanted to carry on or if he wasn't enjoying it and he wanted to stop altogether, to which he replied he wanted to carry on so that's good.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to LolaMac81

Thatโ€™s great... no quit in the boy... he will go far, youโ€™re right to be proud. Tell him we people heโ€™s never met are proud of him too... most kids would have stopped given the chance.

LolaMac81
LolaMac81Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Aww, thank you! I will do. He's a funny wee boy, he's so full of confidence in some ways (performance and brain wise) that I'm totally in awe of him but when it comes to his physical ability to do things he definitely has the gremlins I see people writing about. He is so much more capable than he knows but doesn't believe me or his dad when we tell him that... I'm hoping C25K will help him realise it for himself.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to LolaMac81

Yeah... good way to do it. Us old folk tell kids they can do anything they set their minds to... when we were kids we didnโ€™t believe it either ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thing is it wasnโ€™t old folk crap, it was true! Definitely best to let him show himself that he can.

LolaMac81
LolaMac81Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

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