Well I can't believe it, but I'm getting near the end of the programme - I could NEVER have imagined this 8 weeks ago!
I had toyed with the idea of repeating W7 because I REALLY didn't feel ready for 28 minutes, but then I realised it was gremlins! On Monday I did my W8R1 comfortably and it was then that I realised that I'd succeeded, because I could easily have kept going for a mere 2 minutes to finish it. So from now on, it's just ticking the boxes and the hard work is over! I'm a runner! ☺️
This morningI did W8R2 and covered 4.63k so I'm roughly at the right pace to do the 5k in 30 minutes. I'm so chuffed - I'd never have believed I could do this!
This has helped me in more ways than I could ever have imagined. I have always been ruled by my head - telling me not to do things because I'll be no good, won't finish it, will fail, will look stupid, I'm fat, useless, stupid, ugly, nobody likes me, etc. My life has been literally ruled by gremlins (linked with clinical depression) and I've missed out on so much. But with the help of this programme over the last 8 weeks, I've been learning that the gremlins are wrong. I've been learning not to listen to them and to just stuff them in box. I am in control - not them. This alone is life-changing for me - and the running is the icing on the cake.
I started this to improve my fitness and would never have believed what I could achieve physically and mentally. Utterly life-changing! 😀