I've just completed week 6 of the programme, but now school is back in term, so there are people already in the park when I go for my morning run. I'm finding that I'm starting to struggle again with feeling really self-conscious.
I'm very overweight, and I'm still fighting to recover from severe depression, so I just can't keep those thoughts about how everyone who sees me running is wondering what on earth this fat lass is doing puffing and wobbling about in public. I feel as though every person I pass is laughing at me.
It wouldn't feel so bad if the running was having any appreciable effect on my weight, but that seems to be stuck resolutely in the 'obese' category, despite following a calorie restriction diet at the same time.
I'm loving the running, but I hate feeling like I'm the comedy entertainment for the school run.