Hi all, I am Gems (27) and I am totally new to the community and to running and fitness as a whole. I have loved reading everyone's posts and have found them so inspirational, so thought I too would start a blog.
I was worried about the sixty seconds of running periods and I was right to be. Those sixty seconds seemed to last way more than they surely should have! On I think it was the third sixty second run I simply couldn’t run, both my legs and my chest point-blank refused due to the super-steep incline I was at at that point of the park. I walked for approximately half of the sixty second run then as soon as I felt able continued with my slow but steady jog.
This ‘failure’ as I saw it stuck in my mind even after hearing the fantastic words ‘well done, you have completed your first run’. This should have been an achievement enough, but I still felt a little disappointed that I couldn’t run for the specified time each and every time.
When I got home I felt proud that I had completed my first run and also felt seriously unfit. The run really took it out of me, I had the typical jelly legs and I felt sick!
I have now been home for a few hours, had a shower, something to eat and time to reflect upon my attempts this morning and now feel motivated for my next run on Thursday! I am seriously hoping that with each and every run, things will get easier, because at the moment running for any longer than sixty seconds seems almost an impossibility. I guess time will tell!