I'm just about to start week 5 and i never thought i would make it this far or more importantly enjoy running so much. I remember when i started my first run, i felt afterwards that i had accomplished a marathon! My daughter runs with me being a brilliant x country runner and its been lovely spending extra time together.
This schedule truely works and i have set myself a goal to enter a Park run which is 5k once i've finished week 8. My health is so much better, i feel less tierd and have more energy! I've since past this schedule to my firend whos just started her week 1 and is really enjoying running. People are right there is such a thing as the running bug!
I read this article just after going out into the big bad world on my first run in January - the first time I've run in about 10 years. And even then it had previously only been in the gym on a treadmill. I was very demoralised at how little I could manage and thought I was making a huge idiot of myself.
This article got me smiling and motivated again and tonight I'm going out for run no. 19 of 2013! In just over four weeks Ive gone from only being able to run for 2 minutes to being able to run for 25 mins and am on course to do my first ever 5K run in March. Hopefully in under 35mins. That's not bad for someone who also only gave up the cigarettes for good last September.
I'm loving this new challenge (and all the new gear) despite the sweat, shin splints, freaky runners high and frustration at not being able to glide along, rosy cheeked and serene like some of them I see who are good enough to go out in daylight. Imagine, in broad daylight! I'm still at the 'running in hours of darkness, florrid, sweating, flailing mess' but I'll get to the gliding yet, you see if i don't.
Good luck everyone - get off your arse and get to it
I totally agree! Debriefs with your parents about running are the best. I don't think my Mum has ever been more proud of me.
Always one for excuses.....need new trainers (went to running shop and sorted my again). Don't like a dirty pair of trainers if I am working out indoors ( bought two pairs!!!)
Went to Bournemouth last week, packed running stuff (wish I had taken a jacket as didn't run one morning as blowing a hoolie and driving rain) but did run for the first time for ages along the prom. Slow.....walk and run, but felt fantastic.
Back home yesterday, gym today on treadmill. Feel guilty when I run outside as I have a gym membership and road running, or off road....
i don't want excuses to start creeping in.....
I have been looking at registering for my first race - 5K or 10K. I have heard 5K arusefully running races and I think I am more a plodder.....well least at at the moment.
What's with predictive text stuff! It keeps adding unhelpful words
again = gait
arusefully = no idea what that replaced, but it was supposed to say I hear they tend to be faster...
Very inspirational. I haven't ran for nearly 2 wks until last night as my dog (my running partner) passed away about 2 wks ago, didn't think I'd run again for a long time. But after reading that, no excuses, I laced up and went out for my first run-with a new running partner, my other dog!So, thanks a lot for the inspiration to get back in it again.
Thanks again for a great article. Always good with some motivation after a long summer holiday. I really need to get going again also.
Morten // DenmarkBrugte computere
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