I started the couch 2 5K running programe. I’ve started at week 3 and I gather that the game was upped this week; we did our first 3 minute run (which was up from 90 seconds that was done last week). I managed ok. i’ve been walking for the last 2 weeks and worked out that I’ve done about 25 extra miles on top of what I didn’t do!
For me these things are accomplishments. I have tried to run in the past but without the camaraderie of a running partner/s it’s difficult; you run too fast;too slow;hold your breath;breathe too much;try too hard or not hard enough and give up too soon.
So a running group appealed to me. I ran at the back with a young lad and two ladies who hadn’t run much before either. We high fived and encouraged each other when we realised we’d done our 3 minute jog.
I been thinking of joining a gym, but this is free. It’s part of the NHS, to get people pro-active about their health. A ‘hit the problems before they start’ kind of thing. Next organised session is Thursday with a solo one planned for Tuesday.