The run I had on Wednesday was brilliant; the sun was shining (I know - Still!)and I felt like it's the most focused I've been so far. I really tried to push myself on this run as I found it, well, not 'easy' on Monday but not as bad as I thought it'd be, so I wanted to push myself that little bit more just so I know I'm really working at it!
I also wanted to mention one big, BIG difference I've noticed in me so far from doing this - a major boost to my confidence...
I used to suffer pretty bad with social anxiety, it was near impossible for me to leave the house alone and I hated, hated, hated crowds and any attention that was drawn to me. I had counselling and learnt methods to help me cope but it has never really fully gone away (I don't think it really can) but I think running is helping me to feel more confident in myself. I have been going to more social events and I generally just feel calmer, especially after I've been for a run. Now, it does help that I have someone to run with, but I'm hoping that the more I get into this and the more progress I make that one day I'll be able to venture out on my own - confident, fit and with a smile on my face
To anyone else who may be suffering from anxiety (any form) stick with running cause along with the many other benefits we'll reap from it, it's meant to work wonders for anxiety, and that's gotta be worth the effort eh
Has anyone else felt a boost from running?
Onto week 2 Day 3 tonight - wooo!