Well I have completed run3 week 9 and feel lost. Asking myself can i keep this up without Laura although to be honest the music towards the end was quite random! And the weather!! I do admire you guys getting up at stupid o'clock before work or pounding the dark gloomy pavements after work.
So giving myself a good talking to....I didn't slog for 9 weeks(and the rest) just to give up. I've always wanted to run,and now I can.
I have invested in a fab pair of running shoes..felt good just being in the shop like I now am qualified to go in there. Also got myself a long sleeved top so no weather excuses.
Haven't hit 5 k yet and disappointed at that but yesterday did a 40 min run...hills and all. Nervously treading over those slippy leaves. It's not easy but when the going gets tough i think about week 1....desperate to stop after 30 seconds. My new jeans are too big for me. I have also lost tummy fat! Been hanging round the gym for years trying to beat that.
So what now? Well I have made myself a running playlist which I use with my iPod nano Nike sport thingy which gives me time and distance. I have changed my route..which includes a hill. Can't avoid them forever.!! And my next challenge is to run a 5 k race. I know I can do that.yesterday I hit 2.88 miles. In a moment of madness I also signed up for the bath half marathon. You are all praising the speed and stamina podcasts so going to give them a whirl. Have checked out the local running club and will pluck up courage to join and get me through those winter nights.
That's quite a list but I'm not quitting and i am not putting those big jeans back on.