Couch to 5K
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I think one of the things that has suprised me most about the programme - and I don't think I am alone at all - is that I look forward to going out. I look forward to the challenge. I look forward to (some of) the music, I look forward to Laura's dulcet tones telling me how well I have done and I look forward to that feeling after you've been for a run!

I also want to thank everyone for their posts on here - because it makes me realise that I am not alone in this and that sometimes it isn't so easy, and that sometimes things ache and that I am not that slow and lots of other people are in the same boat! So thanks folks!!

Yesterday it poured with rain in the morning - so any idea of an early morning run went out of the window as I was tired and the rain didn't enthuse me at all. I told myself I would go out after work - and I actually did! It had been a lovely afternoon - but as time came for my Dusk run - the sun vanished and the wind picked up. I had a route all planned out pre-measured to stretch me a bit) - and so I just kept going! I went the furthest I have been and I went the fastest and then at the end (I am week 6 run 3) Laura pronounced me "a runner" yay! Feeling pleased and encouraged and not too broken.


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Brilliant to hear, well done :D Good on you for committing to the programme and getting this far. I can't wait til Laura tells me I'm a proper runner haha.

I agree It's really encouraging having everyone here to support you and to share experiences with. Good luck on the rest of the programme, keep up the blogs.


I totally agree - looking forward to running is such a big step! And it's great to be doing it as aprt of a community!


Why fear running in the rain? You are going to hot and sweaty and wet, so you still end up looking like a drowned rat ;) - remember there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.

Get out in the rain and enjoy it, at least you'll know there will be none about!


Oh absolutely - I've had some nice runs in the rain - a mere practical note - I own one sports bra and one pair of trainers (yes I know I need to invest in new of both) but for now - if I get soaked it would've meant tennis that evening was less comfortable... oh for some time to shop!


Lol, not sure how my wife would feel about me duiscussing another ladies underware :o. I have a day between runs so my trainers need to dry out before tomorrow morning. At the moment they are caked in mud and look pretty manky.


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