Today i can go for a run!!
2 weeks of isolating after my partner contracted Covid I can FINALLY leave the house.
We live in a small 2 bedroom flat with a small back garden so exercise has been really difficult and the first week I had flu (weirdly not COVID, I was tested, twice)
I have really missed running... it’s so nice to be outside on my own, with nothing but my thoughts and a podcast in my ear. However the last couple of days I’ve been really nervous about going back out... what if I can’t do it?
Before Ry contracted Covid, I was on week 8, I could run for 28 minutes.... and I was excited about finishing the program. I’ve only told a handful of people I started c25k because I didn’t want to go through the embarrassment of failing and having to tell people I couldn’t do it....
If I do manage to complete it not only will I have the satisfaction of having achieved 30minutes running, but I’ll be finally able to “show off” to my family and friends. I know they’ll be so proud of me.
The thing is, the first run back was hard, I was out for 41 minutes in total. But I had to stop a lot of times for walking breaks. My pace was all off, I was running far too fast and the mental block was back, the block that tells me I can’t carry on and should stop. Having repeated a number of weeks several times, I don’t know if I’ve got it in me to do it again... how do I get over this hurdle?