This is just incredible. Last week I really hit a wall with WK7. Run one and two was definitely my wobble time!. I had no energy, pain on the balls of my feet and in my ankles and was terrified of completing run 3 in case I failed. I actually left it for 4 days between run 2 and 3. I managed run 3 this Monday but it was hard. However because we do not use the 'F' word on this site, this morning, and after watching Eddy Izzard on breakfast TV and hearing him repeatedly say 'I am going to do this' , on went my running shoes. I was out in the gale force winds, with my arms spread out like wings during the 5 minute warm up, smiling and enjoying being alive and living in the moment. 5 minutes up and I started my run, nice and steady. I am a slow runner but the pace felt so easy I naturally kept speeding up and needed to keep telling myself to leave some fuel in the tank for later. I could hear oldfloss saying' slowly wins the race'. This run was so different to the others, I seem to have found my rhythm and the 28 minutes was easy peasey compared to last week's 25mins. This was a 'good' run, my first run where I felt strong and confident and was able to appreciate the mindfulness of the moment with complete trust in my ability. I cannot believe that little under two months ago I could not run an inch. Isn't it incredible how quickly one's mind and body begin to scribe the activity. Certainly for me each time I run my mind and body has lived up to the challenge. It is like becoming a couch potato in reverse. The less activity one does the less your body an do. With the C25K the more you do the more you can do and more. I have found my VavaVroom! At 54 and very overweight (lost 9lb mind since starting C25K) I am getting what I set out for 'a new life'. Thank you to everyone on here, reading your stories and seeing how supportive everyone is, is just so powerful.
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