After the success of trainer shopping, off I went to the C25k beginners running group and boy was it hard walking into the running shop to meet everyone.
It felt like the first day at school or a new job. It felt like everyone was looking at the “fat girl” but to be honest they weren’t looking at me, they were more concerned with catching up with their own friends!
After a pre-run brief and details of the walk/run timings we were off. There were over 20 of us and mainly women and although we were doing run a minute walk a couple of minutes, I really struggled. I was at the back most of the way but with the support of the back runners I made it and best of all, I had a smile on my face when I did finish.
I vowed to come again but I also realised that I would need to run in between the organised sessions so it was back to the race course but this time I was running and not walking 😀🚶🏼🏃🏻