If anyone has read some of my earlier blogs, you may be wondering why I have only just finished Week 7! Well it was a bit of a battle. Firstly my phone didn't download the Week 7 podcast correctly, so it jammed and restarted from the beginning after just over 10 mins of running (twice!), then my earphones stopped working, then I went away for a few days and didn't manage to run, then my fitness level wasn't quite up to the task.
Despite a fairly late start this morning (and being about 80% sure that I wanted to give up after 9 minutes of running) I somehow ploughed on in the heat and finished my third run of week 7. I ran a ridiculous route to avoid loose dogs on the horizon, but with the encouragement of Laura and the assistance of my new earclip headphones and a setting on my Endomondo app that notifies me when every five minutes of running has elapsed (the more frequent notices help to keep me going), I actually did it. I have no idea how I am going to run any further than this in Week 8, as I still feel as though I am at the limits of my endurance (even though I repeated the 25 min run more than 3 times) but I always feel like this at the end of a week!
I was hoping that by now I would feel more like a light fairy prancing through the woods, but I suppose that my fitness will continue to improve and my tread may get lighter as I lose a bit more weight. I never even thought that I could get this far a few months ago!