I never would have imagined it when I struggled so much with feeling sick in W1R1, or had to restart the programme after recovering from my knee injury, but I am really happy that I have finally started Week 5.
I can't say that I particularly enjoyed the run as I got pretty tired (although it probably didn't actually feel quite as tough as Week 4 as there were only the 3 runs I think), but I got through it and am nervously thinking of attempting W5R2 on Wednesday. I am still absolutely terrified of ever trying W5R3 though!
I did go rather slowly again which makes me worry that if I ever want to slow down during a longer running interval in the future, I simply won't be able to, or it would become a walk!
In terms of motivation, I don't actually know what I weigh, but I saw a friend I hadn't seen for a while the other day (who is quite into diet and fitness) and she said that she reckons that I have lost about a stone! As my diet has only been marginally better than before (and still contains far too many puddings) I am fairly sure that any reduction in my physique is thanks to the running!
Also, although I still feel as though I am unfit every time that I try to run, I have noticed that my recovery time continues to improve. I wasn't really very sweaty at all by the time I reached my front door today (which makes a nice change). I am sure that this will not be the case after W5R2 though!