Did my second run of week 2 this morning with my new Karrimor audio holder running pouch with two diddy water bottles and my ear clip headphones. Despite the fact that my mummy tummy podged below the pouch, I felt much more comfortable having my hands free and able to focus on the actual runs. I think that my new kit came to about £12 (in the Sports Direct sale) in total and made my run a less frustrating experience, although I still found it hard physically.
I think that it true what people on here said to me last week, that although it stays tough, your body starts to find it easier to recover. I had a bit of mild knee pain at the start, but that eased off during the session. In the fourth running interval which had some good rocky music, Laura actually said that I could start walking before I got to the stage of mentally willing her to tell me to stop (like on all my other running intervals)!
Tried to follow her breathing advice a bit more today too and did manage a little bit of counting in and out before I gave up and resorted to panting!
Was heckled by an elderly gentleman today and didn't hear what he said, but when I nervously said 'pardon?' he repeated 'You've got a stride on!' I was brisk walking home and it taught me not to assume that the only thing that the people I pass notice is my podgy tummy!
By the way, for anyone struggling with week 1, although the 90sec runs in week 2 are hard, I prefer there only being 6 running bits. Seems less of an endurance feat somehow!