Well I know I had a wobbly moment last week, but thanks again for all your support; I had your voices in my head when my own self-defeating ones started to kick in...the ones that go "well it's very wet and windy, it won't be your fault if you start walking now; well those 2 glasses of wine last night are going to stop you completing the 20 minutes; and good grief, your legs are like lead and we're only 5 minutes in!"
I wondered whether it would be better to run to some music of my own, as Laura's music isn't in time with my pace but I decided that I needed her encouragement and to hold my hand, so I'm glad I stuck with her.
There are several surprising things that I have learnt from doing the C25K so far:
1. I am capable of so much more than I thought possible.
2. I now realise that I was depressed, and this running lark has made me feel motivated, happy, energised and alive. I am nearly 48 and felt like an old woman with not much going for me apart from an amazing husband and kids. I injured my neck a year ago and felt that 'my time' had come and gone. But now, I feel ready to try new things; maybe start my own business. I feel amazing!
3. I have started noticing my internal dialogue and am having to re-write it! I am not going to let myself keep on sabotaging my prospects and restricting my life. I have lived in fear for far too long and, although I have realised this a little late in life, I am determined to rectify the situation and seize life by the balls!