So I’ve been doing the C-2-5K program for a bit over a month now, and it’s been going pretty well. At least, I haven’t felt like I was going to die at any point, and I can now run over 2km without stopping, which has never NEVER been the case before in my life.
I was hoping that as I got fitter (which I certainly am) I would start to feel better. Bouncier. More energetic. Full of beans. Actually I’m feeling tired and achy and lethargic almost all the time. Either it’s a run night, or I’m recovering from a run night, and I’m constantly jonesing after afternoon naps (mmmm…nap).
I was definitely expecting this at the start - after all, I’m making my body do all this work which it never had to do before, so obviously the energy I’m putting into the running is getting sucked out of the rest of my day, but I’m on week five now, so … when does it get better? Any c25k graduates out there got some encouraging stories for me?