Got up and out really well this morning and decided to do Speed instead of Stamina.
I really enjoyed it! It's very cold here today - ice on the car park puddles but sunny and colourful. Perfect conditions!
I have taken to running past, I said PAST the Italian hot chocolate cafe and along to the nice outdoor gym which the council built [just for me?] I use it to give my upper body a bit of a workout too and today ran 6.16km in 64 minutes (that includes the gym time) Yay! (Don't giggle - that IS an improvement!)
I used to be a person with enormous energy, however after a prolonged period of stress, sick mother, bereavement - well life I suppose! I was ground down, sluggish and easily putting off getting on with things.
All that is beginning to change.
I am more positive and alert than I've been for ages.
So, to all you newbies out there - just hang in there because you WILL start to feel energised, positive - all those lovely good feelings.
I recall questioning that these things were an urban myth. I would say probably 2/3 of the programme made me really tired and it was jolly hard work. I certainly did not get the 'high' feeling having done the exercise, which other people reported having.
Keep at it and I am sure that it will come to you all! I hope so because it sure is a fantastic way to feel!
Oh, and another thing - I live near a small primary school and the children can often be seen taking cycling proficiency lessons around the estate. I am a proper wuss on my bike, a real liability amongst traffic and scared of cars anywhere near me. I made a comment to the little ones in passing to that effect and the tutor told me they do 1:1 sessions for adults for free. Just Google 'Go cycling' she said and find a tutor for 7 free sessions. I'm up for that and will keep you posted!