I'm nearing the end of week three and even though I ran yesterday, and I know that you really should leave a day for recovery between runs, I am considering going out again tonight.. Why? Because I want to tackle week four - because I've turned into that kind of person.
The Couch to 5K programme has surprised me in so many way - and to be honest if it hadn't kept surprising me I doubt I would still be doing it..
For a start it came as a shock to realise just how unfit I was. I couldn't get through the first day of week one - I skipped one of the runs and nearly threw up. To be fair I found out a few days later I was pregnant which put the running on hold for a year.
Pregnancy plays havoc with both your hormones and internal organs. As the pregnancy progressed I felt fatter and unfitter than ever before - and I was frustrated that I couldn't really do anything about it. I kept the Couch to 5K programme in mind for the day I could get out and exercise on my own.
Running is a good solution for me - I live near a usually-deserted park, I have the equipment already, I don't have to use change rooms, I don't have to pay any fees, I'm only out of the house for a total of 30ish minutes, and because I'm out of the house I can't be interrupted by questions about washing/underwear/formula etc..
So I started and it has gone well. So well I feel a teeny bit evangelical about running and the C25K programme - and that's why I think I want to speed things up a bit. It's one thing to bore friends with my new-found love of exercise, but it becomes ridiculous when I have to admit I'm only on week three of nine.