Today was the day. Just after work, I changed and head out to the world. Warm up walk - gave me hope for easy run, I felt normal. I started Podrunner, this disco-like tune was not for me. I decided to give it a try anyway. The run started, after a minute or two my first and only crisis hit me. The crisis was "only" 18-minute long O_O I had good 1 or 2 minutes somewhere in the second half. I changed the track to my good old track, as Podrunner for this C25K run (140bpm) was way too fast paced for me.
I am strong! I will not give up! As mantra repeated over and over again. Slow and steady, one foot in front of the other. Look around, trees, clouds, other runner seemed to to C25K as well (saw her twice - is here anyone from Kindlington?).
I squeezed out almost a sprint, or at least a proper run for the last minute of the run. Thinking I am slicer and closer to home, to food, to my bed... When it was over, a huge positive feeling of accomplishment filled my body. I was walking like Rocky after he won the fight. Yeap, people were staring Who cares?! This was my few minutes of feeling amazing that I DID IT!
I know I am mentally drained. To prove myself that it is all in my head, not in my body, after finishing I did a small workout at home: 5-min butt and thigh burn + 10-min abs killer. Followed by 30 minutes stretching session, nice warm shower and nutritious dinner.
It was a good run! Difficult as heck, but very good one! Thank you all for support, believing in me, sharing your stories and struggles! You gave me power and inspiration to get so far and to power through this run
Enjoy the process! I got stronger mentally over the past 5 weeks of course physically as well, but running is my best treatment that holds me together.
I love running <3 easy and hard, short and long, alone and with my dog...