Well well well...I finally did it. After years of hiding in the shadows and putting this off I did w1r1...got a mixture of feelings really. No one every tells you when younger and generally fit that when you become unfit your lungs will burn and feel like your about to pass out every 60 seconds into a run, trust me if they did i might not have slid to this place.
I started out great, positive and somewhat happy. Getting out the door was the biggest fear, but once I was out, I forgot that fear. several intervals in and I really wanted to give up, go home and just have something to eat. but I didn't. I paused the app, walked a little until I felt I could see properly and then pressed play again when I felt I could go. Had to do this a lot but not giving up was the biggest hurdle for me.
And while I feel a humongous amount of pride that I got out a completed the whole thing and didn't just jack it in and go home, I feel deflated that I paused the app a lot and could only manage to run a full 60 seconds a few times out of 7.
is this normal?
am I being too hard on myself? lets face it, im 27, drink occasionally and don't smoke, surly I should be able to run 60 x7 and not stop in each one?
I refuse to end this on a negative note because I just ran today and that makes me so proud of myself but please tell me ill get the breathing thing down and won't keep stopping...
well don to anyone else that starts day 1 today, I'm with you, I feel your pain and we can do this, for anyone that is a pro at this...you are my inspiration !