This is my fourth attempt at the C25K program. I've started it so many times but never managed to get past week 3, mainly because of my silly brain that panics with absolutely no reason and starts coming up with excuses. But not this time! Apparently having something more daunting over my head, like the prospect of finishing my PhD thesis, meant that I could actually push forward. I set my self a strict schedule and stuck to it and after four attempts and many failures, last night I managed to finish R3W5!!!!
I was over the moon. The week started really well with R1W5, which I found actually fairly easy and managed to do it faster than any of my previous runs. R2W5 also seemed alright, but I was gasping for breath by the end of 8mins, so I never thought I could do 20 minutes straight. So I came on this forum and read many of the success stories of R3W5, so I thought, well everyone seems to be managing it, which actually calmed me down a huge amount and motivated me through the run.
So, as a result, I thought I absolutely had to share my success story for anyone out there, who, just like me, doesn't think they have it in them. YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY DO IT.
I actually found the run easier than R2W5, probably because I went slower, but Laura said "you have just 2 minutes left" and I thought " that can't be right, I'm not dying, I can actually go faster!".
So thank you everyone for sharing your success stories, and helping write one of my own!