Week 9, Day 3 just completed and without being too boastful, this week I've done 3 runs all around 35 minutes and just over 5k each time! I know it was overkill, I know it was probably an ego thing but once I'd faltered in my first Week 9 attempt due to illness, I started the week again feeling like I'd only scrape about 20 minutes if I was lucky. I was wrong, Monday felt good so I spurred on as my watch told me it was only another 0.5k to hit the magic 5k ... I did the same again on Thursday although not feeling quite so perky and this morning as still not 100% I told myself that 30 minutes would do, I could claim my badge with honesty but the OCD in me dictated that despite feeling like it wasn't going to happen, I'd soldier on and do another 5k.
So ... here I am 10 weeks after starting and marvelling at the fact that from being a non runner, a non exerciser in fact, I can now call myself a runner. My husband who has been one for quite some time is a little bit amazed but pleased that eventually we'll be able to run together (he came a few times to stroll alongside me for moral support!) but I want to thank each and every one of you who've read my posts, commented, encouraged and talked sense when needed after 'one of those days' . I was fully prepared to repeat weeks, take as long as I needed but I knew that I wanted to do this and that it was achievable if I did things properly so to everyone just starting, working through or who is now encouraging people like me, I think you're all amazing and I'm so glad that I decided to give this a shot. Now ... where's my badge?!