I know. Hubby is a runner but he can't run as slow as me (it's quite a skill) so I keep plodding on the treadmill.I 've decided that even indoor running is better than no running at all so will probably continue on tready for a bit and maybe do the odd Sunday run outside in daylight.
I fancy doing the GEAR 10k in Kings Lynn but it's not till May so I should probably find something a bit sooner. TBH I just want to enjoy running and am looking forward to a (distant) time when I'm actually enjoying it rather than wondering how soon I can stop!
Have you always been so driven? I can understand wanting to lose a little weight and set yourself a challenge but from nothing to a marathon in 22 weeks is practically Ranulph Fiennes territory!
I've just restarted running after a long gap and am following a 10k plan using a treadmill - would prefer to run outside but need someone with me to chivvy me along and take my mind off wanting to stop. Now when I feel like giving up I think of what you've achieved. (still haven't ventured outside thou' in case it's even harder than I think it'll be ). Well done you!
I definitely need the distraction of someone else with me otherwise tha little voice in my head that says 'this is hard, why don't you just stop?' starts to win. Have tried with an ipod but still feel a bit self concious on my own, how stupid is that?
There are a few mums at school who started a running group that I might ask to join. Don't want to hold anyone up tho'
At the minute I can plod slowly on the treadmill for about an hour but only actually cover 7.5k.
I tried going out for a jog with my husband and 9 year old son last week but even though they slowed right down for me I still couldn't keep up - felt awful so I retreated back to the safety (and boredom) of the tready. The only thing going for it is I don't feel embarrassed by my snail pace 'cos no one can see me.
Have ordered a book by John Bingham to try to come to terms with my lack of speed and just feel proud because I get off my backside and do something.