I've had a hard couple of weeks, mainly due to injury and illness. (got a recurring back problem and have had colds and whatnot). I've kept going on the plan, but I've added an extra rest day here and there a few times.
The last few days, I've been away on a short break and had a long couple of car journeys. I got back yesterday and went directly out running for my w4 r3. I found it mega hard. My legs killed and I had a massive stitch the whole way. I think this had a lot to do with sitting in the car for the previous 6 hours, and not drinking enough.
To top it off, I've just read a fairly negative post on another site about a different c25k programme. It was saying that the programme was not good for losing weight, or getting fit necessarily.
So, the combining of that coming back from holiday feeling with a difficult run, the recent health problems and the negative post has left me feeling a bit flat.
On a positive note, I'm looking forward to week 5. It's starting to get hard to wait for the next run. My aim is to run a 5k next spring maybe, and I'd like to lose a little weight. Finishing the plan will enable me to get running longer times/distances, and I guess this will be where I take over the reigns from Laura.
And even in these 4 weeks, I can tell that a bad run is not all bad news. Also, I should know better than to listen to internet negativity.
Ok, moan over. Onward and upwards!
Great forum by the way folks. One of the best and most positive/supportive I've ever come across.