Week 2 begins

The end of week 1 went ok. I added an extra day to my week 1 plan as I wasn't 100% confident about stepping up yet. Yesterday I started week 2 and surprisingly I was able to run for the whole 90 second bursts. It's made think that maybe in 8 weeks time 30 mins of full running will be possible for me. With positive mental attitude at the forefront of my mind, at the end of every run no matter how bad I feel I've been taking an infamous 'selfie' of me smiling so when I look back I can see that at the end of each session it wasn't that bad. Today I'm also going to incorporate the nhs program strength and flex into my weekly workout routines. Hope everyone else is doing ok, just reading other people's post gives me more confidence to continue. Btw I'm not putting the pictures up at the moment as I still resemble a slightly wilting strawberry by face is that red haha.

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  • congrats sharkel, i love the idea of taking a selfie after each run- such a great way to keep you motivated and lets you end each run with a smile :)

  • Hi Sharkel ! Just for info , took me three attempts to get going. I found that by cycling & waliking 3-5 miles every other day for a month before starting out on the program, I was able to get through it much easier. Hope this helps :)

  • That's an excellent idea. Keep some proof for yourself of the delight or relief you felt at the end of each of these runs, and you'll be able to stop and remember the progress you've made as you go along. I'm sure the extra Week 1 run made a difference (but then I'd have to, because I took so many extra runs, myself).

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