Proving stuff only to myself: So it's the start... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
87,269 members β€’ 119,244 posts

Proving stuff only to myself

AndrewMo
AndrewMoGraduate
β€’11 Replies

So it's the start of week 2 for me (repeated W1R1 due to a mix of hot weather and a hangover) and I've began to think that the reason why I'm doing this is just for me.

My motivation is to show that I can do something I've been procrastinating about and that a small change can lead to a big benefit. I'm not trying to make a wider point to anyone but me.

And so why post this here? To keep myself accountable to you random internet strangers. That's why I like this network, it keeps me on track!

11 Replies
oldest β€’ newest
Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

That is the best reason ever... :) Primarily... for you! We all have our reasons, health, well being etc etc...To prove something to others... no.

Well done you!

Have you checked put the essential post for Newbies too:)?

1 like
Reply
AndrewMo
AndrewMoGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

I've not, is it in the FAQ bit for the forum?

Reply
Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AndrewMo

Pinned postπŸ™‚

Reply
Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Posting continuously is a good idea as you can look back and see how far you came . Also doing this for you is a great idea I also did this for me . It really is a great program and the people on here are really helpful and supportive . Good luck 😊

1 like
Reply
AndyB111s
AndyB111sGraduate

I've tried to put up a weekly post along the way, as Buddy says.. as a record of how i'm getting on and any problems i've hit. Just for my benefit really. Ok it can sound like moaning sometimes... sore knees, failed this run.. blah blah. However, even looking back now (and i've not graduated yet).. i can see progress between now and the first few weeks and it does spur me on. Not to mention all the lovely people on here who offer support and encouragement too. At the end of the day i set myself this challenge .. it's all for me but if it leads to a healthier me then those close to me will benefit as a result. Good luck πŸ‘

1 like
Reply
GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoAmbassador

Yep, that's exactly why you should do it! Commit to yourself and then reap the benefits.

You won't regret it! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

2 likes
Reply
AndrewMo
AndrewMoGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Yes you're right. It's funny, I work as a psychotherapist and give this sort of thing out to my clients all the time. It takes something else to use that insight on yourself, but it's funny that it works. Who'd have thought eh?!

1 like
Reply
GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoAmbassador
in reply to AndrewMo

Dispensing advice is the easy part! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€£ following it though is hard. Hard but very worth it! This programme is not just about running as you're discovering πŸ˜‰

1 like
Reply
backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to AndrewMo

In France they have a saying that translates roughly as The cobbler's children always have the worst shoes.

1 like
Reply
AndrewMo
AndrewMoGraduate
in reply to backintime

And relationship counsellors have the worst relationships (fortunately not my specialism!!!)

1 like
Reply
backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to AndrewMo

Guess you need to use the English one "Doctor, heal thyself" :D

2 likes
Reply

You may also like...