I along with a friend have been running for 6 weeks (3 runs each week) we have steadily built it up to running for 5 mins and 1 min walk covering 1.5 miles at a PB of 27 minutes
We have both signed up for our first 5K race and are really looking forward to it even if we are a bit apprehensive and scared as to whether we can do it or not.
We are tryiong to turn our negativity around and trying to think much more positively but slow going. This is where we feel we may sabotage ourselves and agree that as long as we are aware that we are doing that but still keeping pushing ourseleves we will surprises ourselves and finish that run no bother.
I have got a group of friends together who will be supporting us on the big day but I am disappointed by one individual who I feel is putting me down rather than encouraging me I feel that she is putting little obstacles in my way to put me off and doubt my ability further. She has said that she has walked a 5K in 38 mins (she does not do running) and has suggested that i beat her time. I am just happy finishing the race and did not want to put myself under any pressure as to finish it in a certain time limit. Now in the bakc of my mind I have that time limit I feel I need to beat now.
Some people just do more harm than good. had it not been for my running buddy I could have quite easily have given it up.