I have just returned from holiday yesterday and whilst I was away, completed week 9 and requested my Badge - what an achievement! I am so full of pride and happiness I might explode!!!
The holiday was on a cruise ship so used treadmill in huge, empty gym - except when the superfit, size 8 dancers decided to come in en masse for their exercise whilst I was just starting run 2. I didnt let this overwhelm me and continued my programme with Laura in my ear telling me I was a runner now - so I am nowhere near a size 8 but was a God on the treadmill IMO,
Week 9 run 1 was done whilst entering the port for Dubrovnik; run 2 was in Greece when we were docked in Mykonos and run 3 was in the port of Naples!! All beautiful scenes to remember when out running back home but as I live in Portugal, am blessed with fair weather and beautiful surroundings always.
My only "niggle" is my slow pace but I was faster on two runs on holiday - the treadmill was in imperial measurements (mile) not metric (kms) so I inadvertently went faster trying to match what I do at home and not understanding why it was so hard and had to slow down - but then when I changed to metric I thought, if I could run faster without knowing, I could run that bit faster anyway - so I am! Another plus!
I also "only" put 2 kgs on in weight whilst away which on an all you can eat cruise was a result. I am sure it was the exercise that kept the balance for me and will be looking to lose that extra weight this week and continue with the plan which has brought so many benefits to my life.
Also, the encouragement and support on this forum is such a huge part of my success I have to thank you all. I could always find someone at the same stage and in the same situation as me and this was so helpful.
SO, THANK YOU ALL!!!