Week 6 done but overtaken by a pedestrian!

Evening all. My plan was to do W6R3 tonight after work but I wasn't sure if I'd be up to the 25 mins run. I hadn't planned my route through the local streets very well and ended up with some uphill bits and I had to slow my pace even more than it had been at the start. When the going got hard I kept in mind all the people doing C25K and all those who have graduated and all the encouragement and positivity I read in the blogs. And guess what? That kept me going and I finished!!!

When Laura finally said it was time to walk my legs were a bit jellyish but eventually my walk was brisker than it had been in earlier weeks. Weird. It must be my fitness improving and thats such a good feeling.

I heard footsteps behind me at one point during the run and I was soon overtaken by a young bloke in a hurry to get somewhere, I started to think "I'm soooo embarrassed" but then I thought....I'm out there running on a dark, cold, wet night so I've absolutely nothing to feel embarrassed about. After a shower and dinner I now feel weary but a nice weary.

Thanks to all on here for helping me through it :-)


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  • Hi Izzy (not wizzy). I had the same thing when i did C25K almost 2 years ago. I was 'running' and could not keep up someone taller walking, not briskly either! It is rather disconcerting. However i kept going with limited success. I am doing it again now and am on W3 and doing much better after no running for this year. Keep going and good luck, Ed

  • Well done for starting again Ed. Good luck with it. Isabella

  • Exactly, Isabel - you did it, and you have nothing to be embarrassed about, but everything to feel proud of. And I couldn't agree more with you about the support here that keeps you going on a cold, wet, lonely run - because you know that you're not alone - that there are others out there going through the same thing as you.

  • Thats what kept me going Viv, just thinking about all you lot doing the same thing for the same reasons as me ie to be a bit fitter and not wanting to end up old before my time. I was starting to grunt when getting out of chair so felt I had to do someting about it!

  • You're absolutely right not to feel embarassed - well done you for going on such a night! Mind, I know how you feel - it took me over a mile to overtake an older lady with an arthritic dog, and when I finally caught up with her she said, "I've heard you for quite a time now!" and we had a nice little chat as I laboured past her :D

  • I was running behind a man walking a couple of weeks ago and I never got near him!

  • I hear you :-) I am always being lapped but I focus on how much better I'm feeling and that is about me. Then I spent the run thinking up just how amusing this all is. Where would be without a sense of humour :-)

    You should be so proud of yourself, keep it up and keep having fun!

  • I'm really enjoying it teeandtoast, long may the fun continue.

  • It doesn't matter how fast you go as long as you get there in the end :-)

  • Thanks hevskii, you're absolutely right.

  • you did it that's the main thing - well done - I am just about to finish week6 by doing r3 ...... find week 6 not as bad as I thought - am I missing something!!!!

  • Thanks montreal. Now I know I can do 25 mins I know week 7 is possible. Good luck to you.

  • Passed by a young bloke and embarrassed??? I think that it was about W3 when I was passed by two turtles and a toddler on a tricycle!! I would have kicked one of them, but I couldn't catch them!! :-)

    Look at you go!! W6 is in the books and you only have three more to go!! Very well done!!! You have much to be proud of...relish your success!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • LOL - Steve. We do all keep going in the face of ridiculous embarrassment, don't we. And look where it gets us.....

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