So I haven't run since the first week of July and today I decided, after reading a few other posts, to try week 4. Wowee was it tough! When I went on the school run it was chilly so I ran in a sweatshirt, it very quickly became apparent that was a mistake, it's really warmed up, sweaty isn't the word! My legs felt wobbly through the second half of the podcast and my chest ached throughout, but I was determined to finish. I feel so disheartened to have lost so much progress and fitness, but I know this program is brilliant and I'll get back there. I was also delighted that my achilles tendons held out, without even a twinge. One of the reasons for my break was pain there, along with a holiday and school holidays.
I feel exhausted, sweaty and weak, but that bizarre euphoria is starting to creep in, making it all worth it!