Well, I started the programme a while back, have had hiccups along the way - flu, dislocated rib, more illness - darn these germs my kids keep bringing home from school!
Now I'm about to start w6, should have gone this morning but plan to go tomorrow - honestly, I'm a bit scared, I'd got to w6r2 before I had all the setbacks and I'm a bit worried in a jinxy type of way.
I've found my best - most favourite - time to run - 5am, up the country lane where I live, no one around, no flies, just lovely birdsong. I've been spotting the wildfower and grass species as I run past (yes, I'm slow enough to identify them!) - the hedgerows are superb at the moment and it's a great distraction when I start to focus on a hard bit.
I have a 1k hill to conquer - I do a little, thinking "I can do this, I can do this" until I have to turn and run back down thinking "no I can't, not today".
I feel a bit low tech compared to other people on here - I measure my runs with my 1:25000 OS map and a piece of string, I calculate my speed with a watch and a bit of mental maths, but it all gets done in the end. My husband put the pod loads on my son's kindly donated mp3 player.
My son (15) has run with me a bit - he is so supportive and completely outstrips me but turns and jogs back to keep me company. He's given me the "try picking your heels up more it might speed you up a bit" tip in the nicest possible way.
So here's looking forward to my next bit!
Thankyou for reading.