Couch to 5K

Motherhood VS c25k

W5R1 was due today and after my great road run earlier this week I really was straining on the leash to get back out and pound the pavements. (This program is surprisingly addictive!!)

Only one little problem I had with my plan. I currently home school my son and he does not like sports or physical activity at all. But, the increasing optimist in me thought I could get him as excited about running as I am so I brought him a proper pair of running trainers, thrust a scooter at him and dragged him out the door.

Needless to say, it didn't go to well on the child and exercise front. However, I refused to stop running and walking and remained moving the whole time. Even when I had to sit him down I continued to run around him in a large circle and fully completed week 5 run 1. I even managed to cover a distance of 2.59 miles which was a surprise to me as I had to run a bit slower then I would have without the 'company' :)

Looks like I will have to do treadmill runs until he starts his new school after half term which is a bit of a depressing thought now I've sampled the delights of running outside but I will keep on moving forward. Looking forward to the rest of week 5 :) :)

Oh, And I'll be getting the kid on the treadmill more often too!

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Lol... ahhh the joys of motherhood (and the tribulations!). I find it hard to fit in runs in 'normal' hours and tend to run very early morning or after 8 at night. Was ok in summer, but getting a wee bit brisk at our time of year! (Australia)

Anything to get out and running tho... however i was questioning my sanity earier this week when i was running at 5.30am in the dark and it was 0 degrees! First time i ever wore a hoodie running!


Well done for completing the run! I can sympathise! My boys are really sporty (aged 9 and 11) and the older one said he was keen to come with me but it has not materialised. This has meant that I cannot stray too far from home in my runs unless hubby is around to maintain the peace. Once I get to week 7 I hope to join a group of girls at work who go running in the lunch hour which will mean that I don't sit at my desk and veg out all lunch hour, don't eat so much and get the run out of the way during the day. Sounds good in theory!


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