Well, this is my first blog post about running - not sure how many I'll write, I'm procrastinating from work already! Before starting Couch to 5k, I hadn't done any proper exercise in quite a while. I used to go to the gym, but I got bored with running on treadmills and the journey there and back was quite time consuming. I was considering joining an exercise class, but I don't have too much money, so couch to 5k seemed like a good solution.
I've never run before because I never thought it would be for me - I was worried about injuring myself, too, as I'd heard it's not good for your knees. However, in the end I thought "Well, lots of people do it with not much difficulty" so I thought I'd give it a go.
Last week (week one) I really enjoyed myself. It was really nice feeling that sense of achievement and getting the time out of the house (I work from home). I liked the podcast too. This week has been a bit tougher - I did run number 2 of week 2 today and now I'm absolutely exhausted! I don't like the music as much this week too, which sounds a bit daft but I listen to a lot of music when I'm walking around so it was really noticeable! Nonetheless, I'm going to plough through to the end.
I'm also a bit concerned about what will happen after I finish the course - I'd like to keep going but I don't know if I want to work towards 10k. Half an hour per run is more than enough for me! Hopefully I'll find a solution and keep exercising as I think it's having a great effect on my mood and sleeping pattern already.