Starting mid-week and being very unfit, I am doing 5 runs for W1 to get me starting W2R1 at the start of a new week.
The reason I have never exercised, is because I am utterly horrified of what I look like in the "gear". The thought of entering a public swimming pool or walking into a gym terrifies me to the point where I have avoided it at all costs. As a result I have only ever tried reducing food, my biggest weakness.
After years of my weight and fitness fluctuating I came across c25k. So here we are! I'm not expecting masses of weight-loss (which would be amazing as I am getting married early next year!) but I would love to feel like I have energy,
My biggest hurdle was getting outside, and overcoming to fear of people seeing me wheezing my way up the road. My lovely fiancee has been so supportive and has been joining me in the early hours when it is dark so I can build my confidence.
The first run - I walked out our little terraced house at 7am with tears in my eyes, I was actually nervous to the point of waking every 5 minutes from 5am in apprehension. With encouragement I started the brisk 5 minute walk, when Laura began to talk I nearly cried again. However all of those nerves and fear meant I bolted out of the gate like I had something to prove, the first two 60 seconds were far too fast, and I needed to start pacing myself and figuring out my breathing. I think I had the notion that running faster meant it would all be over quicker and I could hide away again, but I was wrong!
I am now awaiting W1R3 and I actually looking forward to it. I have gotten over the fact people can see me, and I am proud that I am doing something so positive. It may be hard, but I am going to complete this no matter what it takes.