First run of week 3 today. I had intended to go straight after work but didn't get out until 8:30pm which was a really lovely time to go; much cooler, though more midgies!
Today's run went well. The first 3 minutes of running was tough going but once i got into my stride, I loved it. There's a folk-ey track as one of the 90 minute walks which really made me smile for some reason. Second 3 minute run was challenging but not impossible and I was really disappointed tonight when Laura told me I was finished. Is week 3 much shorter timewise? I was just getting into my groove and was really enjoying the run, so I paused the podcast and added a few 90 second runs before the warm down. Felt I could have gone on much longer!
Post run, I am really starting to notice that C25K has so many more benefits than physical health. I feel so relaxed and de-stressed this evening, and the restless feeling I usually have after a long commute and a day of sitting on my rear end in work for 8 hours was entirely absent. My head is clearer and my worries/stresses seem more manageable and less important than pre-run.
There's rain forecast for my next planned run on Thursday and I've managed to escape the rain so far - I'm more concerned about keeping my mp3 player dry than anything, but I am really looking forward to getting back out there