Well, I managed to complete the first podcast this afternoon and am chuffed to pieces that it was on my first attempt. However, I was not in an attractive state by the end of it! Breathing is a skill I really need to master as I had a stitch by the end of the podcast. Fortunately for me I chose to do the run at one of my favourite dog walking haunts where not many people go. I covered just short of 2 miles over the podcast but I'm not bothered about distance, let me sort the breathing out first!
Surprisingly I'm not as stiff or sore as I thought I would be given that I've got hypermobility syndrome (Ehlers Danlos III) and all of my joints bend the wrong way! I'm grateful my knees aren't protesting! Tomorrow morning will be a test - getting out of bed in one go!
I've got approximately 3 stones of blubber to shift as well so I haven't made my life particularly easy. I'm following the weight watchers plan for the mortification of being weighed in front of a leader each week - even worse is the leader is a lady whom I went to school with! Yesterday I had a photo taken of me on the beach at an organised dog walk - it has become my thinspiration! Utterly appalling state of affairs and very definitely my catalyst!
I've been reading some of the blogs saying that you should move on to the next stage at the end of each week rather than repeating weeks, I'll be interested to see how I'm feeling after my planned run on Friday - I've decided I'm running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week with long dog walks on all days but slightly longer at weekends. Before I set out today I had thought to myself about doing two weeks of of each of the weeks on the podcast rather than one given the state I'm in. I was surprised at myself in today's run. 8 minutes of running is 8 minutes longer than I have done in some significant time - probably since I left the army at 18 (now 34!)!
I hope this gets easier and my body tollerates it!