When a friend mentioned this morning that he's doing a charity run but doesn't know how to train, my wife volunteered: 'Chris is running' and told him about C25K.
It was natural enough for her to say this, but it made me realize - I haven't really told anyone that I've started running! And I felt weirdly embarrassed about it when I told our friend about it.
It was a big step putting a picture on my profile recently. I really don't know why the hang-up! Maybe I still think running is an elite sport and that people will laugh at the thought of me professing to run? Or maybe I am not making it known so if I back out before week 9, nobody need know I failed.
Whatever the reason, it's great to be part of the online community, for advice and encouragement. I start week 4 tomorrow, so still early days. I can't wait for Laura to tell me in a few weeks that I can consider myself a real runner, and manage a good stretch without needing a recovery walk!