So after my fear managing to delay me starting the programme by at least 3 weeks, I finally did it!
Today I did W1R1, all geared up in my 'trying to blend in' black I set out around my local lake. I only saw one other person running, which was another woman, jogging along at roughly the same pace as me and looking equally as tired as me. Instead of feeling embarrassed if anything I felt empowered!
Adding wonderfully to my run was that the ducks, swans, gease and rabbits were a welcome distraction from my breathing towards the end of my one minute runs.
All in all feeling very smug now, not sure how my legs will feel later though!