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W6 R1 done :-)

Hi everyone!

Phew, after the dreaded 20 minute run of W5, I had to take two days before the first run of W6 but did it tonight and it was actually fine! So was the 20 minute run of three days ago :-) I mean, it was tough and my legs were really really tired AND the next day my left thigh really hurt so I left an extra day in between, but overall... GREAT!! I am totally amazed that after starting five weeks ago my body can now do this! Yes, I'm shattered afterwards etc etc but that's a good kind of shattered and I love it. Also, lost about 10 pounds of weight since I started, YEAHHHHH!!!!!! :-)

x Johanna

PS Took the advice about stretching after the run and it does help greatly, thank you all!

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Well done you and fab news on the weight loss. Happy running.......and post run stretches!


Yay! It's so good when you get to this point in the programme and you know it's working. Congratulations on the weight loss.


Congrats on getting so far, and also for being sensible and listening to your body and taking the rest you need. Oh, more congrats on your weight loss to!


Woah. What great results... and more than half way through the program.

I too was very tired at that stage, but fast forward three months and I have now more energy than since I was a teenager! The time you spend resting now you will more than make up for it in a few weeks! Happy running...


Wow, congratulations! I have the daunting thought of week 5 approaching and at this point trying to think positively about it all. Great news on the weight loss too!


Thank you everyone for the encouragement! :-) I really feel like I'm not alone in this which is great! xx


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