Hello everyone. This is my first blog on here although I have been reading all your brilliant blogs for a few weeks now! I've found them helpful, funny, inspirational, sometimes sad but mostly I'm so impressed at how supportive you all are to each other.
I started my Couch25K adventure on the 25th February 2013 after being told about it by my sister-in-law. Today I completed Week 7 Run 3. I cannot believe how far I've come in just a few weeks, struggling with the 60 second runs in week 1 & now about to embark on 28 minutes! I am loving it & I'm hooked now. I've had a few giggles & niggles along the way. I've run in every weather condition (or that's how it feels). Early weeks saw me out in snow, sleet, rain, wind & now suddenly the temperature has shot up! On Week 2 I thought I'd take my dog along too. Thought it would do him good & also it made me feel safe as one of my routes is round quiet country lanes surrounded by fields. Well dear Laura was in full flow.....then a little bit more naff music....next thing was 3 2 1 start running. Just as she said it Jasper decides that this is a good time to do his business! So instead of running I'm faffing about picking up dog poo in my little plastic bag. There I am trying to pause Laura.....then I lose my place. Aaargh!!! Finally back on track & off we go. Somehow it's not quite the same when you're running around swinging your poo bag though is it???!! Haven't taken the dog since as his bowels are too unpredictable!!
So I've been carrying on going out three times a week usually when my two sons are at school & nursery. Easter holidays meant having to run in the evenings or early Sunday morning. No real problems as such. Wouldn't say it's been easy but I'm very determined. Earphones kept popping out.....sorted with some hook over the ear ones for my birthday. So thirsty.....got a runners water bottle. Runny nose....don't forget tissue (snot on the back of hand is not a good look). Weather getting warmer.....get some Lycra three quarter length running leggings. Wore the leggings today for the first time. Modelled them for hubby & had a little jog on the spot at home. Looked good & like a proper runner when I left the house. Five minute warm up walk OK. Start running & after about ten steps they're on the slide! Oh heck. Yank them up....down they go again. After about 2 minutes my knickers are sliding down with them!! All I can say is thank god I was wearing my running jacket otherwise I may have been arrested for indecent exposure!! The crotch of my leggings was determined to approach my knees. What to do??? Headed home to change into faithful track suit bottoms. Out the door again & completed the 25 minutes, bottoms intact this time!
Any recommendations for a good pair of leggings with strong waist elastic much appreciated?!! The ones I had on were cheap ones from JJB Run 365. Avoid at all costs!
Bye for now. Claire.