I changed location this morning for W8R1 (still sad not to be a niner this week) and I had a few hills and felt a bit like Maria in Sound Of Music when reaching the summit of one, got a bit carried away and went too fast then realised I had another small hill (huge to me!) and the last 5 minutes of the run was HELL, first time in the whole programme I really had to struggle to breath and my legs felt glued to the road with knees made of solid iron. However I finished and looking back I realise that a) only 2nd run after a week off b) new route with hills and uneven ground c) unhealthy boozy weekend are all the reasons that it wasn't the best run. I only have one more run in the UK and then going home to Dublin for a week where I will hopefully finish w8 and start w9 with my graduation run at a parkrun in Naas Co. Kildare with my sister and brother! I am feeling a bit emotional today about the reasons I did this programme and the aim of the Race For Life on 15th June which is coming up quickly......the reality that I might actually get there and do the race is an amazing feeling mixed with huge emotions. Lucky all of us finding Laura to help us achieve our goals! Happy running everyone x PS can someone explain Julie as I didn't meet her on W8R1? I use the C25K app which doesn't play Lauras music so I use my own.