I did Wk 1 run 1 last May and then no more! Couldn't walk for 2 days after and lots of lovely people on the forum gave advice on stretches and warm downs, but despite my fabby new running shoes and shrinking clothes (?!), I still didn't have the motivation to make it to the second run.
Out with friends before Xmas I confided in them my secret aspiration for run 5 K before my impending 50th. As we talked I realised to my horror that in the new year I only had 9 weeks before my 50th (7 March). So I'm well and truly out of wriggle room!
Two lovely friends (also non runners) signed up to the challenge. Both, for good reason, pulled out so it was just down to me. Now or never.
So 8.10 this morning found me puffing and blowing along our seafront, giving Laura some back chat, and getting suitably purple faced. Can't say I found it easy, can't even say some of it was fast enough to be classed as a jog, so am rather dreading the 26 runs still to come. BUT number 1 is under the belt. Small steps. I suspect Weds will come round all too quick!