On or around 16th March ( M'lud) I set off on a 60 second run down my lane. I was very self-conscious, extremely doubtful that I could sustain any running for more than a few seconds, and worried about my dodgy knee.
Today, I ran, quite fast ( for me) for 60 seconds at the end of a 25 minute run.During the run, I ran past a group of teenagers, the local cricketers and their wives and spectators, two separate neighbours and people sitting outside the pub. My face was purple and sweaty and I was puffing like a grampus, but, I didn't care. I simply cannot believe that in 6 weeks this has become possible; I had been terrified of going out today as I was sure that I wouldn't be able to do it. All I can say to those starting out is the C25K mantra ' IICDIAC'.
( If I can do it anyone can). Those who have read my previous posts will know that I am fattish, in my fifties, with a dodgy knee. I loathed exercise but am just beginning to get how running can be enjoyable. I know for sure that I feel fitter than I have ever felt. A miracle.