Finding The Time To Run

One of my biggest struggles with Couch to 5K this time around has been finding the time to run. I don’t think that my life is particularly busier than it was two years ago, but somehow I can’t seem to find the time the way that I used to.

Instead of getting out three times a week like I’m supposed to, I’m finding that even getting out twice a week is a struggle. I think a lot of it is to do with the frustration of not being able to do something that was fairly easy not so long ago; but there’s also the fear of injury. My leg is still not 100% and the slightest feeling of something not being quite right is enough to put me off these days.

Still, in saying that, the fear of not making progress or, even worse, going backwards again is enough to make sure that I get myself out the door at least once a week, if not twice, to get a run in.

So, this morning, even though I had a lot to do, I decided to make time to get myself out for Week 4 Day 2 of C25K. It was nice and cool outside and there was a mist coming on from the sea, which is always nice for an early morning run.

The running sections included two lots of three minutes and two lots of five minutes and, to be honest, it was a bit of a struggle at times. There was one point where I almost stopped but then I reminded myself that I could slow down without actually walking.

In the end, I completed 3K in 19:55, which isn’t too bad at all.

How’s your training going? Do you find it easy to find the time to run, or do you have to make time. Please share your thoughts in the comments.