I started week 4 and by run 2 I come down with the flu, with a mix of ear infections and throat infections and general tiredness. I've not been up to running at all and truthfully, I've missed it. However, the first run back after being poorly was hard.
But I finally finished week 4!
Today I ran week 4 run 3 and I'm feeling so good for it. It was hard to get dressed and prepare myself to go on this cold Friday morning but I did it and not for a second do I regret it.
It turns out, the little break also helped with shin splints that I had been struggling with since run 1. Today I ran pain free, just hoping this follows through for the week 5. Has anybody got any recommendations on how to prevent shin splints? I purchased new running trainers and they seem to have made massive improvements.
I've been enjoying couch to 5k so much that I've decided to challenge myself that little bit more and go for a 10k race for life in honour of a friend who sadly lost her life this year from a rare form of cancer. I feel like I'm achieving things I never thought I would, especially coming from no running experience at all. In fact, probably that slight phobia of exercise really haha! (Surely this can't just be me?).
Hope you're all enjoying your runs just as I am!