Did the second run too...but plagued with Red Face

Yay, managed wk1 r2, again on the treadmill at the gym. Was really pleased to find that the first one hadn't been a fluke!

But my faced turned so very, very red that I believe I could be used to guide planes into land...totally luminous.

Then I had to walk home, as I've decided that the 15 minutes each way are a good way to get bonus exercise. I need to take a jacket with hood or something to shield the general public from the glare in future.

On the bonus side I did 10 minutes on the bike in the gym after completing the run and it was an absolute breeze. Last time I tried it I was puffing, wheezing and very nearly crying...and that was without having done the running.

I love C25k....I can see t-shirts with that printed on...like the I heart NY thing, bet they'd sell a load judging from how much everybody on the forum seems to love it too.


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  • You know, I've read lots of people talking about their red faces before and it makes me glad that I run outdoors where there are no mirrors - I get to delude myself that I still look completely perfect ;)

    Good on you for managing to get through the run, AND some cycling, AND the walk home!

  • Thanks Frazzles....I bet you do look great :) I'm going to try an outdoor for the last week one run.

  • Good idea, I'd buy a tshirt! Well done on your second run - I've graduated and I still have a red face after running, as I think a lot of us do! :)

  • I'll have to get the t-shirt's into production...what colour goes well with red?

  • We could have C25K training and C25K graduate tshirts...

    beatasthma, why don't you run to the gym and back?? Never mind shielding the public from your red face, it shows you've been working!!!


  • The route to the gym is a bit too uphill for me at the moment CaroleC, but who knows, if I stick at it one day I might just do that.

  • I also think we should have t-shirts, I love the idea of a training t-shirt and then a graduate t-shirt :)

  • Buy a red or bright pink jacket, put the hood up and it will just look as though your face is reflecting the colour ;-)

    Or just be proud of your exertion - I'm a complete beetroot after exercise but last week popped into the local supermarket on my way back from my run - Hot and Proud!

  • Yay! I'm going to be proud of my glow too. In fact the man with the really severe smoker's cough who was walking just behind me was probably more noticeable....and at least my red face isn't due to anything unhealthy.

  • I can beat that! Not only red face and sweaty but when the weather is warm the canal tow path is swarming with little flies so I always get a good selection stuck to the sweat on my forehead.

    I look like the front of my car after a long motorway journey. 8-)

    I am soooo glamorous :-)

  • lol

  • Ha! That sounds beautiful! I think the red face is a bit of a badge of honour really...but you can keep the flies.

  • I think some of us just get really red when exercising, i have just finished week 7 very red faced! Maybe by week 9 I'll be less red!

  • To be honest although I do get red faced at the end or immediately after a session, it is no worse than happens completely randomly due to post menopause. Like you say, this way, it is a badge of honour.

  • I not only get the red face, I get red shoulders and chest etc. I look like I've got a bad case of sunburn! But, hopefully this isn't just wishful thinking, it has lessened noticeably since I graduated... One day I may even look like the real runners that overtake me, lol.

  • I have always suffered with 'red face' with all forms of exercise. It takes a couple of hours for my face to calm down after running. Consequently, I have to go very early in the morning or late at night. People have been know to ask if I'm alright because I look as if I'm about to collapse! There's no cure so there's no point in worrying about it.

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