18 Things Anyone Who's Done Couch To 5K Will Understand
Week five is when shit gets real.
You probably didn't have any of the gear that other "running people" have.
When you read the plan for week one you were relieved, it didn't look that bad.
You then realise that you're actually doing more walking than running, so really you've become a walker not a runner.
You're completely baffled by how easy other people make it look.
Everytime you do find another runner who's as slow as you, you lose them when it's time for you to walk again.
Just when you're feeling confident week four comes along and puts you back in your place.
By week five you've probably realised that your legs do not like running.
At the end of week five you are actually really proud of yourself. You're like an actual person who runs now.
You start to look back nostalgically on weeks one to three, what a different time in your life.
After week six you start to get really bored.
You've probably committed a bit and bought some kit now.
Then one run, probably even before week nine, you just do it, you run 5K.
But what next? Will you keep doing this for the rest of your life.
And you still have no idea how everyone else makes it look so easy.
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