Week 9 Run 3 completed! I've always ran in the evening but with a busy day ahead and camping this weekend it was either this morning or wait until Monday. So I set out at 5:30am and I don't know if it was the coffee I chugged or the cool morning air, but it was a great run! Legs felt good, breathing was good and it was wonderfully peaceful out.
I really can't believe I can run for 30 minutes, 9 weeks ago this day seemed so far off but the weeks went by surprisingly quickly. Got to admit that I'm a bit sad that the program is done, it was actually a lot of fun. I'm slightly afraid of losing motivation now to go out and run for half an hour but I don't want to lose this amazing fitness I have gained so I'll keep plugging away.
Not sure what's next. I don't feel ready to move on to the 10k program just yet so I think I'll continue to run 3X per week for 30 minutes and try to get to 5K in that time (did not get anywhere near 5K today).
Thank you so much to everyone in this wonderful community for all your support and encouragement and for reassuring me when I struggled and felt discouraged. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this forum, it truly has made all the difference.
Now off to request my shiny green graduation badge!!
Happy running everyone.