Week 4 Run 1

So I had to force myself out today for my run, I just really really couldn't be bothered, the weather was lovely and I just felt like sitting on my butt!! Certainly did NOT want to run!! But I was strong and off I set, I contemplated whether to do my normal route backwards as that way I would be going downhill rather than up, however again I overcome this and decided it would be cheating so I went the right way!

I knew that this one contained two 5 minute runs, my head was saying "5 MINUTES, YOU MUST BE CRAZY YOU COULD NEVER DO THAT!!!" But my heart was saying, go slowly and give it a go, you managed 3 mins without needing an oxygen mask so why not 5?? I felt a little inadequate worrying about the 5 mins as some of you guys are way ahead of me but we all have to start somewhere.

Literally as soon as I had completed the warm up walk and started running, my attitude changed, I didn't hate it so much I could go as far as saying I even enjoyed it a little! As time goes on I feel more stable in my running, in week 1 I was struggling to stay upright and follow a straight line, I used to have to stare at the floor in order to stay balanced. Now I can run with my head held high looking in front of me rather than at the floor. This is a big improvement for me. Today I also felt like I got more into a rythm with my running rather than just struggling to place one foot in front of the other. I felt so much better when I returned home and was so pleased I went.

Roll on Week 4 Run 2.........

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  • Very well done!

  • yea well done you and how brave to go up hill! keep going:))

  • Great job. Definitely don't let yourself feel inadequate, you rock!!

    All the best for w4r2.

  • Well done, I'm due to do w4r3 on Friday and I was kinda shocked that I could run for five mins not stopping...twice! Feeling a little bit of trepidation about week 5 but I so far so good will just take each run as it comes. Also know what you mean about having to go a particular route otherwise 'it's cheating'. I have a set route too but I think if it gets too tough I will change it in order to keep me running and I won't beat myself up about it. Better to run my route the wrong way than stay on the sofa. Anyhow keep up the great work!

  • Well done, sometimes you just need to give yourself a good talking to don't you?

    I've really got the running bug now, I feel alive as I run. I'm starting week 6 tomorrow and hoping to carry on my running on holiday in Turkey next week. I shall be taking my running stuff!

    Lou

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