W3R1

3 minutes running! I remember in Week 1 just 1 minute felt like an eternity, can't believe I have done this! Today I ran in the rain which was lovely, it kept me nice and cool - being a person of a certain age! This time I stretched my legs before the run which definitely helped my knee, and the advise in the podcast to make sure your head doesn't bob above a hedge was actually really helpful, and made my running smoother - can't wait for run 2!

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  • It does feel amazing doesn't it? And I quite like running in the rain - always seem to have good runs when it rains! Glad you're enjoying it anyway - good luck with run 2 :)

  • Surprising how much fitter you get and in such a short space of time. You are doing really well. Good luck for the second run of W3 and best wishes.

  • Hi Lottidog , well done ! Ive just done my W3R1 this morning as well ! I really enjoyed it, I thought the time went really quickly, when Laura said " this is the last run for today " I thought "Eh ? Is that it already ? There was a lovely breeze this morning too, it was fab.

    Let us know how you go on with R2 , when are u doing it ? I run Sunday, Wednesday and Friday xxx

  • Hi Poppypug

    Yes you're right, I thought that the time went really quickly too. I had been out the night before dancing so was pretty pooped, but I thought I would bite the bullet and go for it, and was pleasantly surprised. My days tend to be Monday or Friday as I don't work on those days, and any other day that I can fit it in. I try to have a three day break due to my knee which has osteoarthritis so have to give it time to recover. I really am enjoying the challenge and never ever thought I would enjoy running, but what gets me is the fact that I feel so great afterward, and have so much energy! Good to keep in touch and egg each other on! What has prompted you to go out running Poppypug?

  • You sound like youre really enjoying this ! -Me too :-) Ive been looking for an enjoyable hobby/ exercise to do since I stopped smoking 18 months ago. I see lots of people running around where I live and I thought, " Why not have a go ? " I am completely hooked now, I love it, I really look forward to getting out there again. Good luck and best wishes to you , I look forward to reading your posts xx

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