Anger-fuelled runs really are the best, aren’t they?
I feel so much better now :) I now understand why people say running de-stresses you.
I didn’t even have to push through the last five-minute run. I’m not even out of breath - just sweaty (what kind of magic is this?)
If every run was like that I’ll never stop running ‘til the day I die.
My dash is the most dead at this time of night, so here goes.
I’m trying really hard not to put a disclaimer in here about how scary this is and how awful i look you know what? I’m about to do week 4 day 2 of couch to 5k tomorrow. This body has carried me through the programme so far, and I wanna be proud of it!
Here’s to a wonderful during/after shot in a couple months. Even if I don’t reach my UGW quickly, any wee step forward is progress!
…and I just completed the couch to 5k Week 3 Day 1.
My fucking eyelids are sweating.
accidentally took three rest days, so even though I really didn’t want to run today - I did c25k week 2 day 3.
It was definitely my worst run since starting couch to 5k:
it’s hot - which as an Irish person, I’m definitely not used to, and I didn’t stretch so my calves were tight and sore.
I was slow. But I finished it!
I feel so much better now, and I want to take note of that for the next day that I feel crap.
I’m nervous about week three, but hey, a new challenge awaits!
shins are a bit sore so elevating them now.
Ecstatic that I jogged for 90 seconds (hey, i’m obese, it’s an achievement!)
…and about to go for a run.
I used to go on walks and think that I would never run while fat.
"What would strangers think of me?"
"What if someone I know sees me?"
Doing c25k though, you have to run when you’re told to run, so I ran. Well, jogged. Slowly.
But the whole time I just imagined that everyone passing me in their cars were thinking:
"My god, that girl is heavier than me and she is out running, so I could do it too!" or "fair play to her" or even just "hey, i wonder where she got her t-shirt?" because they didn’t even notice that I am fat.
And I didn’t feel one bit self-conscious.
My legs are aching though. Not my feet. My legs.
They were fine before!
Gonna be nervous starting week 2. Gonna be tough.