Wow! It has been on my mind all week that I was building to the big w5r3 today. I was quite nervous today. I have not felt particularly great today - just a bit lacking in energy and motivation. This wasn't helped by the nasty, cold weather about today!
Long before I started this programme I had a dream of being able to run a mile. I know it is not much but I didn't want to head towards my 50's without ever having run a mile.
It just so happens that tonight's run was also my first opportunity to tick off that goal. I set off knowing that if I completed two laps and a little more then I would have done my mile. That was all I focussed on to start with. Never mind that Laura was talking 20 minutes. I was heading for the mile. Once I had achieved that I felt so good I just smiled and carried on. One foot in front of the other. It felt so much better today. I tried not to think about the time but just kept going.
As Laura announced that there was just 2 minutes to go, Chariots of Fire theme was playing and I felt so emotional. I was actually running and I knew I could hang on for the full 20 minutes. I was so happy when I finished.
I actually ended up having run 1.7 miles!!
As someone else said earlier in their post about completing this same run today, I just couldn't wait to get on here and tell everyone.
There are just so many benefits to this programme and running in general. One of the best things is that I am starting to believe in myself more and more.
Long post - sorry!!