So this morning I went out for W9R1 having taken on board advice from the forum yesterday.
This is how it went:
First 10 mins were awful as expected but everyone seems to feel this is the toughest part of the run.
10 - 20 mins were awful with other runners passing me with what seemed like no effort at all and even a lady walking in the distance who I didn't think I was going to catch (I did eventually!)
20 - 30 mins were awful with me really panting and puffing and I could feel my face getting more purple by the second. I was relieved to see an ambulance parked up en-route as I really felt I might need a lift!
Staggered home at the end of my 30 mins utterly exhausted and commented to Hubby that I feel as though once I've graduated I will give up running and move on to something else as I'm just not enjoying it
Where's that 'runners high' or 'big smile on my face' or 'great sense of achievement' that I read about on here? Maybe I'm just not cut out for it....
I will graduate due to me being a stubborn git but this was not just a bad run. I keep picking myself up ready for the next run but I'm simply not enjoying it. Please can someone tell me I'm just being dramatic and will love running SOON??