This running thing all started because I was on a diet using MFP, counting calories and lost about 14 lbs which was great. Wanted to also exercise to burn some calories and to improve my fitness so started cycling (which I loved) but hurt my hand and so decided to try something I had only dreamed about before, running using this programme.
Then my friend started a week after me and she is 25 years younger, slim and I just felt at 51 I wasn't going to let her beat me by quitting - she is doing great by the way and I share any tips with her I can - we will run a 5 k together soon!
Week 6, day 3 to me seemed significant - no more recovery walks to break it up and now it is running all the way to week 9! I did it and enjoyed it (little ache in my old left knee but breathing good, pace good)! Measured total distance including walk - 4.2 km in 43 mins so I feel I am doing ok.
Decided to treat myself to a Full English breakfast at home - bacon, sausage, fried bread, egg, mushrooms, tinned tomatoes and a sweet cup of tea. I spent over 500 of my daily 1450 calories and it was worth it!!!!
However, does it really just show my unhealthy relationship with food or should I just chill out!