Hi..my first post.......
I have been an avid follower and reader, but have never actually posted. I think because I always thought I would never complete the first week, then the second and so it continued. In a way,you were my hidden lucky charm. I thought if I posted, I might break the spell
This week I have finally completed two runs lasting longer than 30 minutes. Sunday I ran for 40 minutes and last night I managed 33mins. I always find evening runs harder than in the morning
I did join the local running club as they have a beginners course over 8 weeks (running 3 times a week) I used to go with them one night and then listen to Laura on the other two sessions. Although a slightly different time scale, I managed to use the encouraging podcasts, each time I ran.
My goal was to finally enjoy running...not quite there yet..but like everyone else I enjoy the feeling afterwards.
So my question is...have I graduated or not?
My 61st birthday is on Saturday...so I would love to have that title badge by my name. If only as a reminder of how far I have come.
Onwards and upwards..my first 5k I hope to run in June. I don't think a 10k or marathon is on my wish list...not sure my feet are ready for it. I also had a bilateral bunionectomy last October..another long awaited wish.
So for everyone doubting their ability...if an ageing 60 year old can achieve it in eight weeks...think what you can do. Hopefully, that is the challenge you are needing to hear.