Thanks. It is amazing how much of this is anxiety. I walk/ran with my running partner tonight but we're doing a different ck5. It was only 1/2 of what this week 4 is and I didn't feel like it was enough so i came home and did this program on the treadmill. Man, I'm so proud of myself! I actually feel good today! I think we can do more than we give ourselves credit for. The friend that I run with is a true runner who is just getting back into the swing of things. I was doing better than her today which shocked me. I have another friend who runs 25ks. She lost over 100 pounds and this is how she started. Her advice to me was that unless it is a physical injury, any pain that I feel is purely psychological and to just put one foot in front of the other. WE CAN DO THIS THING!
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Fitness Minutes: (18,533) Posts: 2,950 4/16/12 6:33 P
I completely know where you are coming from. I am starting over because I started on another program and was overwhelmed with both. Now that I can run for a few minutes at a time, I am realizing that much of the pain I felt before was anxiety based. That and the fact that everytime I would try and run before I somehow had it in my mind I had to run like a bat out of hell. Not realizing it was okay to do a walk run. I am doing it on the treadmill and that has helped since I can gauge my tortoise-slow speed. Have no concept of that on the open road. Using a stop watch and just trying to breathe is too much!
Not sure I will ever be a great runner. Would love to have some runner high, but so far it's not happening. BTW...I have friends that are runners that say they don't get that high. I am just geeked that I go a little farther distance than normal. Would love to be able to run for a 1/2 hour, only so I don't have to walk for an hour:) Cardio isn't a fav of mine, but I know I have to do it!
I understand where you're coming from....I'm only in Week 1, I keep finding excuses to not start Week 2. The thought of jogging for 2 straight minutes compared to 1 minute really scares the CRAP out of me for some reason! I agree, I think it's in my head. I get the chest-tightening, throat-closing-up feeling, too! I will overcome this, though...and I know you will too! It's just a matter of mind-set!!
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I started W4 this week. Two days down one to go. I discovered, though, that I can just "think" about running and my chest gets tight and I get shortness of breath. I know it's psychological (I'm NOT a runner. I would much rather do an exercise video). Does anyone else get this? I've about decided that I'm just "afraid" of running. I've never been able to break the 1 1/2 mile mark even when I was younger and I've never hit that "runner's high" that I've heard others mention. Thankfully, I have a running partner who is a true runner. Her motivation keeps me going!
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