I started C25K because I needed a challenge. On my online dating profile I’d professed (perhaps my husband would say confessed...) to always needing “a purpose and a plan”.
I’d got to 32 and I felt I had it all really, but my work life started to deteriorate. I was bored.
“I know”, I thought “I’ll take up running”. So I did.
I got to the end of W7 with no real issues, the runs felt difficult but doable and I was delighted with my progress.
Then, hurrah, I landed a new job. It is all the challenge I need and I feel I have a purpose again. I’m mentally tired at the end of the day, for the first time in ages.
I ran W8R1 at first attempt and hit 5K, but the high just wasn’t there. I started W8R2 but my heart wasn’t in it. My heart had been turning my legs and that connection had just gone. Another attempt felt no better.
So, I’m sacking Sarah. I’ve switched to Runkeeper and its 5min/1K updates, which I much prefer and I’m sticking to 20 minutes for now. Enough for a cardio workout and enough for me mentally.
So that’s my lot for now, until such a day as I’m bored again and pick up at W7. Being perpetually 2 weeks away from 30 mins running is okay. It’s the right balance for my life right now 😊