I know the pictures are probably not showing up so this might be a little pointless!!
As the weeks have passed I've posted smiley pictures to talk about each run. Week 1 Run 1 wasn't quite the same!! I didn't post it here, in fact I didn't post at all until a few runs/weeks in.
So here it is-I honestly looked better after giving birth!!!!! Honestly! Why was a 1 minute run so hard!!!!! As exhausted and unfit as I felt, I did it. As bad as the photo is, I was smiling inside. And I got out and did a second run.
This forum has been the biggest factor in me continuing and getting this far. Everyone is just so great. There is such a positive vibe and great advice always given-it's a little community. My advice to anyone is to post.... even if it seems insignificant, or been said before.... just write what you did and how you felt, you won't believe the responses you get or how much you are helping others.
This journey for me has been a quick one. For starters I thought it was just a challenge but feels more of a journey. Who knew running for 1 minute would be so hard yet running for 30 minutes would be easy (ish!). When reading posts from runners who are near the end of C25k it's easy to just think yeah yeah you're so much further ahead than me. I couldn't believe this morning when In my ear I heard-you've been running for 2 months now 😳really! Have I??! Omg!!! It flys by. Each run I felt myself progressing, getting better than the last run and even when I had not so good days, I could still see the benefit of them in the next good run that I did have. Each week prepares you for the next, each run prepares you for the following run.
Next piece of advice, go SLOW!!! My above mentioned progression has nothing to do with speed. You'll hear 'go slow' lots!! Even at week 9 I'm still at a snails pace. Just focus on the run you are doing, and getting to the end of it.
This programme works, keep at it. Do as it says and you can't go wrong. Why am I doing it? I wanted to get fitter and be a role model to my little ones. I don't have any astonishing weight loss or inches to report but I definitely have a vast improvement in my fitness. From week 1-9 I can see big changes and improvements. I'm proud of myself. My little girl asks where I'm going and if she can come with me on a run-she's 2 .... I'm so very excited about this!! Lastly, my well being has changed for the better. Not that there were any issues but the running clears your head and helps you in other areas of your life! The high you feel after every run is magical... and its there after EVERY run 😃
2 more runs to go!!! I think it could be an emotional run. I'm going to go my favourite route around the park and hope to see some nice wildlife and take in some crisp fresh air and hope that I don't cry on the walk home 😎
Happy running everyone! We can all
Do this 😃💪🏃♀️