How pleased am I. This week 9 run 3 has been looming over my head for 10 days. I had had a couple of scrppy runs and managed to avoid/put off running for 10 days or so. So the last run felt like a biggy that I couldn't get past (aaah the pressure we put ourselves under). I decided today was the day and I was not going to fail!. Scooted around this site late last night for some inspiration and motivation and found exactly what I was looking for (thank you all of you inspired bloggers). I had my Garmin, my brand new go faster stripe trainers and a snazzy new top as well- clearly this would all help!!
Trotted out at 7 30 - lovely sunshine - but windy- I chose a fav flat run along the shoreline - it just felt glorious to be out. Did I feel confident - yes and no. I had my determined to complete head on -but also nervous that I would run out of steam. So I kicked off with a slow steady pace - why are the first 10 mins so hard??? Then at half way point looped back into a head wind - that was hard and my already slow pace got slower - but I was so busy thinking about the wind and keeping going I was not worried about time or niggly achy pains. So i just plodded on and at 20 mins I kew I would finsih and just got my head down. Relief and jubliation when Laura said i had finsihed. The weight off my shoulders - felt like I had more energy and could keep going - but I didn't:-). Slow time 4 k and my heart rate was not that high - but still completed. So in just over nine weeks I have gone from those tiny baby runs - that felt so challenging to do and there I have just done the full 30 mins..
At the start of this I wa in a pretty rubbish place, quite lacking in confidence and poor self esteem, weight going upwards. Now feeling in a great and in a positive place and weight coming down. Thank you to this site, all the bloggers for giving me this gift.
Best of luck to everyone - keep at it - it is a great feeling