Decided to do couch to 5k because I need to get fit. I’m always been afraid of exercise and in denial of how unfit I am. I’ve recently lost over a stone through dieting but still need to lose at least another stone and a half. I’ve always been quite overweight and unfit. I went for run1 of week 1 yesterday, I was so scared before I went and it about killed me, I use the excuse that it was extremely hot and the park I went to had just cut the grass so my hay fever was playing up. I went to a local park, that I don’t know that well and ended up running up hill on awkward tracks when the 60sec of running – timed it bad. All these are really excuses because I am horrendously out of shape I couldn’t even run the 2nd to last run, I walked it and that extra walk meant I could slow jog for the last run and I didn’t stop and give up although I was soo tempted to lie down/collapse in a heap. I hope it gets easier as I go on because I really struggled, bit worried I won’t complete the course if it’s so hard for week 1, I know I need to have a day in between so week 1 might be a bit more than a week because I’m on night shifts over the weekend and barely find time to eat and sleep on nights let alone running. Although I found it hard I did like the structure of the music, it wasn’t the irritating “dush-dush-dush” dance fitness music I was expecting.
Nervous but motivated for week 1 run 2 in a day or 2.