I've done it! Week9 Run 3 done, I can't believe it. I never thought at the beginning that I would be able to do this. I stumbled across the app in January and thought...' interesting, I don't think it's possible, but I may give that a go'. So I puffed my way through the first 60 second run and thought there was no way I would be able to carry on, I felt like my lungs were going to burst, but I didn't want to stop before Laura told me the time was up. Gradually, my legs have felt a bit less leaden, my breathing is better ( as long as I don't think about it too much) and my recovery after each run is quicker.
I have never really enjoyed exercise, I hated PE at school, but at the age of 53 thought I ought to do something to keep fit and healthy and the only thing I have ever wanted to do but never felt able to do, was run. How I've envied all those runners that I see out and about and wished that I could be like them. Well, I'm slow, a bit chaotic in the breathing department, useless with juggling my phone, earplugs, tissue, water etc, but I am out there, I am one of them and long may it continue!
I am now going to work on doing the 5k more quickly, at the moment its 43 minutes and I would like to do some park runs, so I have some targets to aim for.
One thing I do know is that without doubt this forum has kept me going, the advice, encouragement and support is brilliant, it is great to read about others highs and lows and you just know that someone will share their thoughts if you post or ask a question. My husband often asks why I'm laughing and its usually someones funny one liner that just has me cracking up. I am a bit obsessed with looking on here, but I have noticed that there aren't many posts that don't get some sort of response from someone, either a new runner or a graduate. It means a lot to me that people who graduated a while back take the time to respond and acknowledge us newbies.
Sorry I've gone on like some Oscar winner but this programme is fantastic. No-one doubt what this can do for you.
Enjoy your running everybody x