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Week 6- run 3

Made my mind up sun morning I was off to do the 25 mins. I was up early as my wayward 15 year old had caused some drama in the night - and i was fuelled by the need to use up excess energy. My route was quite hilly - but I just decided to get on with it. So 5 mins in - really hard - legs felt like lead. My hip started creaking aaaagh. But carried on and was pleasantly surprised to hear Laura say 12 mins. So I podded on mostly up hill - by now I was going to finish it but it was very hard work. Last five mins announced - I ran this very reluctantly - and was dismayed to be finishing on a long slow hill. But Laura said one minute - so I crawled up -mentally begging Laura to say stop - 60 long seconds later she did. Hooray hooray I finished it - the elation was fantastic - the tears I wept slightly ridiculous.

And officially I am a runner! I am so pleased with this programme and what it has enabled me to achieve - I never thought I would get back to running again.

My body does respond with sore knees and feeling like I have been shaken up - but still I feel a good effort nonetheless. So off out tomorrow for my first run of week 7 - I am treating myself to a flatter run - in the hope it won't feel like such a mental challenge - because despite my fears I could actually run for 25 mins.

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Well done for completing the run. I did it yesterday and it's a great feeling to run for 25 minutes. You were brave to do it on a hilly route. Your next run will be much easier!


Oh, well done! It is amazing how long 60 seconds can go on for, isn't it! Though maybe not quite as long as in week 1. :)

Enjoy week 7. Slow and steady at the start can really help. ;)


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