Week 9 Run 3 tonight......!!!! I've totally done it!
Not my fastest and not my furthest but I wanted to enjoy it, and I did, just about! It was easier than Run 2 but harder than Run 1. But the last 5 minutes a feeling of just happiness washed over me!
I'm so proud of myself for doing this; I have run 3 times a week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for the last 9 weeks, without exception. In the past I've ALWAYS found excuses not to do exercise plans - not any more! I'm thankful I've managed to complete the programme without any real injury (*fingers crossed* for the future; I know I need to work on my core and flexibility to prevent this). I'm 100% sure this forum is a huge part of me getting through this; if I hadn't found all of you I think I would have just lost interest. So THANK YOU.
The best bit for me was Laura's confident words in the last 60 seconds of the podcast: "You can do this. You can definitely do this." It summed up how I felt very well. I'd almost go so far as to say this whole experience has turned me from a "Can I do this..?!" person to an "I can do this!" person, which is quite something. This is the first sporty thing in my life I've ever been really proud of doing.
My whole sessions (walk + run + walk) now are almost exactly 5K, each time!
What's next? Haven't thought so far ahead yet; I'm going to either run on Sunday or Monday (may go out with my partner but will try not to compare myself to *~Mr Sporty~* himself too much!) My short term aims are getting to the 5K in 30 minutes of running goal (I suppose that might take ages? No idea) and a Park Run - feeling quite nervous about running in a crowd though!
Until next time, folks! Happy running!