Never in a million years would I have thought so many people would bother to write a reply, you've all made me feel super welcome and I feel really lucky to have found such an enthusiastic bunch!
You'll be glad to hear I went through with it last night, my first run is under my belt and it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I snuck in two cheeky extra 25 minute brisk warm up walks either side of the exercise as I forced myself to walk to and from the run site. I even gave Laura my all on the last 60 sec run and did a little sprint... I felt like a leaping giselle (if only for 10 seconds before I collapsed back to a light jog) but I'm really excited about my next run and graduating the course.
Actually BEING a runner has never felt so real but I know it's got to get harder before it gets easier.
My lovely boyfriend has also decided to take up the challenge, he is naturally slim but says he wants to get fitter (I think it's a ploy to support me) so the pair of us took to the circuit last night so, I wasn't that lonely after all!!! I'm not a good running partner (I had to plug my headphones in to concentrate on the beat of the music and laura's voice) and I felt like stopping half way but his presence helped me continue on and we got there in the end.
Thank you all, I couldn't have done it without you. How have your week's been? Will post on Wednesday after my second run....
I am using the app as I like that it connects to my iPhone music playlist. Can anyone recommend any running songs? Here's a few tunes that helped me through yesterday!