Hi everyone! I have skimmed through the posts and you all so motivating! I did a run on Tuesday and it felt great. I am so glad that I am keeping to me schedule.
Nam - your motivation and plans are inspirational! Keep going, but I understand your worries over injuries.
Just run - my non-running friends have never understand my passion for running. Everytime I had a bad head, or an injury it was "see running is bad for you", but they were never to see the look on my face when I was crossing the finishing line with a pb, or when I managed to run up hills that I could only walk on before.
Hi everyone, it is Jaime. I changed my name on here in case you are wondering who the heck Mrs Dash is!!
Hi Nam, well done at deciding to start again. An IronMan eh? That is some serious training you must have been doing! i have done several sprint distance triathlons and loved it.
Anyway - I did it!!! I did my run on Saturday instead of Sunday because I was raring to go! I had an app on my phone which really helped me - 5 mins walk to warm up, 1 min run, 1.5 min walk x 8 and then 5 mins cool down. It was so hard but I really enjoyed it. i cannot wait to get home from university now to get changed and do my second run!
Hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed the lovely sun that we had over the weekend!
This is just the type of thread I have been looking for!!!
I have been running for six years, I was 5 stone overweight so I was slow but that never bothered me because I loved it so much. I took part regularly in races and joined a running club that was amazing!
Since then i was made redundant so lost all motivation for everything and ended putting on another 3 stone - gutted! I have since started slimming world and lost 8,5lbs in 2 weeks. I am motivated again to start running. I have checked with my GP, who is also a runner, and he says I will be fine, despite my weight. I am on antidepressents and I know running makes me feel free.
So, I would like regularly post on here how I go with my running. I plan to start on 10th April, I gave myself a couple of weeks to organise myself. I am a full time student now studying a BA(hons) in Childhood and Education Studies so my routine will be so very different from when I started running.