I joined this group earlier in the year and was amazed by the support and encouragement of so many people, stated that I hated running (which I do) but wanted to get better, even became a Parkrun tourist and ran with another C25K runner at Southsea and beat 40 mins for the first time. Then I got to w5r3 and failed big time, which set me and my confidence back big time, wrote a "feeling sorry for my self post" and vanished. In the mean time my Park runs went 41:59 42:04 42:08 43:30 and then last week 45:50 which was my worst ever run!!
I got home and in my utter disappointment and anger with myself, logged back in to find a plethora of replies to my post 5 weeks previous. Not just any old post, amazing posts, kind posts, heart felt posts, funny posts, and all encouraging posts. I sat and read them and then read them again.
As a result, I have started again, thought about what I ate and drank (especially the drink bit!!!) immediately lost just over 7lbs in a week and this mornings Parkrun 40:02 !!!!!!
So thank you all so much, if any one doubts the worth of being part of this group, believe me, in your darkest hour it will pull at your heart strings and make you feel guilty for even considering giving up.