Friday, 13 July 2012

Couch to 5k - week four (finally!)

It's been a while. I know.

Runspiration from weheartit

Week four of couch to 5k has embarrassingly taken three weeks instead of three days to complete. It is all my fault too. Life has been pretty busy, so I had missed a couple of my usual running days because I had to stay late at work (real excuse), or go to the film festival (real excuse), or laze about and read my book (fake excuse, bad bad bad).

My biggest problem was that as soon as I'd skipped a couple of days (regardless of how valid the reason was) I just lost ALL motivation to pick it up again. But when I did manage to force myself to put my trainers on I felt great! I am repeating this so it sinks into my very stubborn brain.

JULIET, YOU FEEL GOOD WHEN YOU RUN. YOU FEEL GOOD POST-RUN. STOP MAKING EXCUSES! (phew).

Asides from timing problems, each run was pretty good! I think my fitness has dipped from skiving a bit (that might all be in my head though), but I managed to run for five minutes straight (and feel like I could have kept going when the walking interval kicked in).

Summary of week four:
+ I'm definitely getting better at running, which is really encouraging.
+ my new route goes along a path that is FULL OF BUNNIES.
+ I don't feel achey any more, which is wonderful.

- massive regret for making excuses and being lazy!

9 comments:

  1. Well done :) I'm so glad to read this positive attitude :) Also where is it that you run along the path with the bunnies? Actual bunnies? Ahh! xx

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  2. Congratulations - keep it up! :)

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  3. Do you find the couch-to-5k plan good? I'm hoping to run a 10k next May but I am USELESS at running. I've also been telling myself for weeks and weeks that I need to get my ass into gear. I think because I don't follow a plan I just fall at the first hurdle and it definitely needs to change!

    Rach..Xx

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  4. Hey gorgeous... I wanted to personally invite you to participate in The Womanifesto Challenge link-up... I would love to read yours:)

    xoxox,
    Jes

    http://www.themilitantbaker.com/2012/07/new-link-upthe-womanifesto-challenge.html

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  5. Congrats on reaching week four!! .. I started the couch to 5 k a couple of months ago.. bought new gym clothes, new running shoes and was determined to crack it... I lasted two weeks before the skiving became permanent .. so I joined the gym instead :)
    I wish you all the luck.. I know how easy it is to skive off ' that one day won't hurt' but KEEP ON !! :)
    You can be my inspiration to start again :)

    Claudia X

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  6. Keep at it! I started the couch to 5k with a friend in January and we just completed our first 9 miles today and we have signed up for a half marathan. I wouldn't say its easy but gets easier.

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  7. You're doing so well! A lot better then I'm sure we would all do! My brother has just got the app for this, everyone seems to be doing it but me now! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Well done Juliet! Keep it up, you are doing great! I know the feeling, its so easy to find better things/more fun things to do but it does make you feel great!
    Lianne xx

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  9. Oh my gosh I can relate to everything here! x

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