I am new to c25k and have commented on a number of blogs, asked some questions and now, yes now, think it time to make my own blog entry. This is not the right of passage of graduation, but it is a first for me and so important none the less.
I got though the dreaded 5r3 without too much drama, but literally as I did not read ahead, only knew I was running for 20 mins when Laura announced it. She said the barrier was mental, well it certainly was. I was doing on my treadmill and dropped the incline to 0 degrees (normally 1.5) in utter fear and trepidation.
Half way though I made an emergency call, to my 12 year old in the other room playing on the X box, for more water and a towel....
Eventually after what was surely more than 20 minutes, are these podcasts calibrated? I was told to walk again. Oh the relief. I had now run longer than I have ever done in my life and I was so pleased. Of course my woops of joy and "get in there" carried to my wife and she with World shattering understatement complemented: Oh! That's good....!
I was expecting a bit more, but she is a runner and well, for her it was not impressive. I turned to this forum to see what others were doing and there was the adoration I expected for such brave deeds. I knew I had to comment on my fellow runner's efforts as this is a VERY BIG DEAL and needs celebration.
Ran 6r2 today in the snow, below freezing temperatures and unmentionable items of debris on the road. Contributed to the treadmill vs outdoor blog and treated myself to a nice meal in the restaurant of my hotel with the 560 plus calories in hand from my run.
Unfortunately, now totally dreading the thought of Friday as it appears I am to run for even longer than 20 mins. I will try to forget until the reassuring tones of Laura convinces me I can do it. Doubt is high, but Laura can help I hope......!